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Sarkozy wins back party leadership, but road to French presidential election remains very long

Nicolas Sarkozy took a further step on the road to his political comeback over the weekend, as he won back the leadership of France’s centre-right UMP party. The former French President secured 64.5% of votes in an online survey of UMP...Show More Summary

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Elected Opposition Party Leader

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has made headlines recently for his call to repeal the country's same-sex marriage law that was passed last year, has been elected as leader of the UMP opposition party. BBC reports: More than 150,000...

Nicolas Sarkozy wins French opposition UMP party vote

``Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected head of the opposition UMP, in what is being seen as the start of a new bid for the presidency.'' -- Sarko being dredged up to try to stop Le Pen and keep France in the Euro? (Note that Ghaddafi had to be eliminated for this to be possible... mission accomplished there!)

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy wins leadership of the centre-right UMP

Nicolas Sarkozy has won the leadership of the centre-right UMP party, in a victory widely seen as a first step in a plan to return to the French presidency in 2017. The 59-year-old former president, who announced his political comeback in September after two years in the wings, claimed 64.5 per cent of the votes […]

Ronaldo Hanging out with Nicolas Sarkozy at Paris St Germain Match with Nice

Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo attended PSG 's game with Nice on Saturday. The Brazilian posted a picture on his Instagram account with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a subtle hint that there could be a role at the Parc...Show More Summary

Leadership Vote Shows French Right Dependent on Sarkozy

The fact that conservatives could find no one but Nicolas Sarkozy raises some long-term questions.

Won’t Someone Please Think of the People Who Selectively Pretend to Believe In the Sanctity of Marriage?

Shorter Nicolas Sarkozy: Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman, and then another woman, and then another woman, and his women on the side. Surely we cannot let the gays ruin everything.

House of the Day: Nicolas Sarkozy Summered in This $13.6M Lakefront Mansion

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Grand Paris Express

The Grand Paris Express is part of the Grand Paris project announced in 2007, under Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency, to develop Greater Paris into a sustainable metropolitan area.

Emperor X released 'The Orlando Sentinel,' made a video for "At a Rave with Nicolas Sarkozy" (watch)

by Andrew Sacher Emperor X (aka Chad R. Matheny) has been putting out albums since the late '90s of lo-fi, semi-electronic, semi-folky songwriting, his most recent being this year's The Orlando Sentinel. He's now made a video for one of...

Sarkozy’s Unseemly Return

Nicolas Sarkozy says gays “humiliate” the traditional family. His first, second, and third wives were not available for comment. — Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 22, 2014 Emily Tamkin furrows her brow at the former French president’s return to the political scene: One might think that given [his] particularly expansive marital history, Sarkozy would decline to […]

Former French President Sarkozy Finds Gay Marriage ‘Humiliating’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Nicolas Sarkozy, who stepped down from his post as president of France in 2012, is perhaps best known in the United States as being the husband of singer/model/Woody Allen muse Carla Bruni. This weekend, he sat down for a 45-minute interview on French television to announce his reentry into political life.

This Chart Shows Why Nicolas Sarkozy Is Suddenly Back From The Dead

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a surprise return to frontline politics on Friday in what is widely being seen as a first step towards a run at the 2017 presidential election. The move reverses his pledge to leave politics after losing to socialist Francois Hollande in t he 2012 presidential race. Show More Summary

Former French President Sarkozy Accuses Government of 'Humiliating Families' By Allowing Gay Marriage

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In his first television interview since announcing his intention to return to politics, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted President François Hollande's socialist government and its policies - including its legalization of gay marriage last year. The Connexion reports: Mr...

Sarkozy the Self-Appointed Savior Has "No Choice", Must "Reconquer" Voters to Save France

Arrogance cost former French president Nicolas Sarkozy the election in 2012.Judging from statements he made today, he's just as arrogant, if not more so today. He even brags of a bigger Facebook audience than Francois Hollande and his...Show More Summary

Don't call it a comeback: Nicolas Sarkozy wants to be president of France again

Nicolas Sarkozy, who in 2012 became the first incumbent French president to fail to secure a second term since 1981, announced today that he will seek to lead his party, the conservative Union for a Popular Movement, in what is seen as the first step toward a presidential campaign in 2017. Show More Summary

Is the era of ‘slackocracy’ leadership nearing an end?

France is abuzz with the rumor that former center-right French President Nicolas Sarkozy is set to re-enter public life. Could the era of the chill bros be over already? The

France is asking the world to stop the chaos in Libya. Again.

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Sept. 15, 2011, Nicolas Sarkozy, then the president of France, addressed a crowd in Tripoli, Libya. "France, Great Britain, Europe, will always stand by the side of the Libyan people," he said, to cheers. Almost four years later, Libya is in trouble again and a new French president is calling on the international community to act. […]

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Lagarde questioned in French fraud probe

IMF chief and ex-finance minister in Nicolas Sarkozy's government faces probe over role in pay-out deal to businessman.

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