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Police catch Sarkozy cycling on wrong side of the road

Police intervened after finding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy riding on the wrong side of the road in Saint Tropez.

Ex-French president Sarkozy set to stand trial for illegal campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy looks set to stand trial over allegations that his 2012 re-election campaign received illegal funding after France’s court of appeal on Thursday dismissed attempts to have the case thrown out. Mr Sarkozy, who has denied all wrongdoing, was placed under formal investigation in February over his suspected complicity in allowing […]

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy moved a step closer to facing trial over campaign funding irregularities on Thursday when a court rejected a defense request to halt proceedings against one of 14 suspects in the case.

Death of Paris Conservatoire chief, aged 62

The Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris has announced the death of its president, Rémy Pflimlin. Appointed head of France Télévisions by Nicolas Sarkozy, he stood down last year after protracted battles with the Hollande regime, moving to the less heated environment of the conservatoire. Rémy Pflimlin was passionate about contemporary music, […]

Sarkozy's family rally round on social media after primary defeat

Former president’s wife, Carla Bruni, posts message of support on Instagram, while son chimes in on Facebook The former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy became a figure of fun for some when he was eliminated in the first round of his party’s presidential primaries on Sunday. Show More Summary

French right decides to do without Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his bid for another term after coming in third in the primaries of his centre-right party Les Républicains. More than any proposals, it was Sarkozy’s track record and style that made him appear too much a risk for party members.

French press review 21 November 2016

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy suffers humiliating first-round exit in the Republican Presidential primaries with commentators savoring the sweet revenge of the man Sarkozy once described as "Mister Nobody".

Sarkozy’s out – but Marine Le Pen isn’t a shoo-in for the French presidency | Mary Dejevsky

The populist trend in politics and uninspiring opponents are working in favour of the National Front leader. But better challengers may be waiting in the wings Nicolas Sarkozy went into the centre-right Republican party’s first ever presidential primary as favourite. Show More Summary

French Voters Reject Sarko Comeback

Nicolas Sarkozy isn't going to get a second shot at the French presidency: The former president was unexpectedly defeated in a primary for the center-right Republican party, reports Reuters. After his defeat, Sarkozy endorsed former prime minister Francois Fillon, who will face Alain Juppe, another former PM, in a runoff...

Former French PM Fillon tops conservative primaries

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Monday. Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped out of the race to be next French president. Francois Fillon heads into a runoff campaign for France's conservative presidential ticket on Monday as favorite...Show More Summary

Nicolas Sarkozy Is Out as François Fillon Takes Surprise Lead in French Primary

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Mr. Fillon, a tradition-minded former prime minister, won the first round among the Republicans, advancing to face Alain Juppé and knocking out former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Nicolas Sarkozy concedes defeat in French primary

Former French president and conservative primaries candidate Nicolas Sarkozy formally concedes defeat after losing out to his former prime minister François Fillon and moderate Alain Juppé. In his concession speech Sarkozy congratulates Fillon and Juppé, who will proceed to the second round of voting, and urges French voters to reject extremism. Show More Summary

France's Sarkozy, from 'bling-bling' to bust

Nicolas Sarkozy, whose dream of a triumphant return to the French presidency was destroyed at the first hurdle Sunday, failed to shake off a reputation as one of the country's most divisive figures. With tough talk on immigration, security...Show More Summary

Sarkozy concedes defeat in French rightwing primary

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary on Sunday after finishing third behind two former prime ministers. "I did not manage to convince the voters," Sarkozy said...Show More Summary

Nicolas Sarkozy concedes defeat in French presidential primary

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in the race to choose the conservative nominee for next year's presidential election.  Former Prime Ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe both outpolled Sarkozy in early returns and stand to advance to the Nov. 27 runoff.  In a speech...

Nicolas Sarkozy: From 'bling-bling' to busted flush

Nicolas Sarkozy, whose dream of a triumphant return to the French presidency was destroyed at the first hurdle Sunday, failed to shake off a reputation as one of the country's most divisive figures.

Sarkozy Eliminated In First Round Of French Presidential Primary

Less than four months after he announced (what he hoped would be) his triumphal return to politics, the hopes of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy have imploded, as a result of a poor showing in today's first presidential primary...Show More Summary

Sarkozy refuses to answer questions over $53m Gaddafi fund

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy refused to answer questions over the allegation that he received millions in campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The question over the $53 million campaign funds was asked during the final television debate among seven right-wing presidential hopefuls ahead of the first round of their primary. […]

Leaders Sarkozy and Juppé stumble in race for Elysée

Right-wing candidates for the French presidential election face off in the first round of a US-style primary on Sunday with former president Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-prime minister Alain Juppe fighting to avoid being knocked out by an outsider.

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