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Sarkozy in the crosshairs in first right-wing presidential primary

Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, including the man tipped to lead the country, Alain Juppe.

Sarkozy, Juppe set for French presidential primary showdown

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime minister Alain Juppe will face off Thursday in a televised debate ahead of a primary widely seen as the main battle for the presidency. The stakes are high in the race for the nomination of the main opposition Republicans party and its allies. Show More Summary

François Hollande: France has 'a problem with Islam'

Book also quotes French president as saying too many people arrive illegally and that Nicolas Sarkozy is ‘the little De Gaulle’ The French president, François Hollande, has said his country has “a problem with Islam” and that there are too many illegal migrants arriving in France. Show More Summary

Struggling Sarkozy campaigns as champion of 'silent majority'

Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday attempted to revive his flagging campaign to reconquer the French presidency next year, vowing to defend the common man if returned to the top office. "My aim is the resurrection of the French people," Sarkozy...Show More Summary

French weekly magazines review 2 October 2016

Bruce Springsteen looks back on life, music and American politics from Reagan to Trump. A former advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy publishes a less-than-flattering book about the man who hopes to get another shot at being French president.Show More Summary

French press review 1 October 2016

What will be the political legacy of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president laid to rest yesterday in Jerusalem? Is there any future for German financial giant Deutsche Bank? Did Nicolas Sarkozy get good value for other people's money when he paid 86,000 euros for his 2012 campaign music, Race to Victory?

Sarkozy’s former spy chief placed under 'formal investigation'

The former head of France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy comeback bid hits turbulence as scandals stack up

Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign to win back the French presidency hit turbulence this week, as a spurned ex-advisor tore into him and a Libyan official claimed late dictator Moamer Kadhafi provided millions towards his 2007 campaign. TheShow More Summary

French press review 28 September 2016

Poor job figures bring new setback to President Francois Hollande's re-election plans, while revelations about  Nicolas Sarkozy in a new damning book by his former  political advisor Patrick Buisson could seriously damanage his presidential ambitions.

Hollande to attend funeral of Shimon Peres

French President Francois Hollande will attend the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres. His predecessor and presidential hopeful in 2017, Nicolas Sarkozy, will also attend.

Sarkozy would offer UK new EU treaty if he wins French presidency: FT

(Reuters) - French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday he would offer Britain a chance to reverse its Brexit vote by negotiating a new treaty for the European Union with Germany, if he wins presidency in 2017, the Financial Times reported.

French prime minister calls Sarkozy out for ‘Gaulish ancestry’ comments

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls responded late on Thursday to former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial comments earlier this week on the country’s Gaulish ancestry, stating that France was stronger because of its diversit...

Fact check: Sarkozy’s take on the Calais migrant situation

Hoping to be nominated by his centre-right party for next year’s presidential election, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited Calais this week, where he decried the current government’s “absence of authority” over the migrant situation.

No, Nicolas Sarkozy, not all French people share the same roots | Christelle Oyiri

The former president’s comments about white ancestry are widely shared. We people of colour must fight this colonial revisionism “If you want to become French, you speak French, you live like the French. We will no longer settle forShow More Summary

Race officially opens to be the next president of France

France's presidential race accelerates on Wednesday as the candidates vying for the conservative nomination, including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and favourite Alain Juppé, officially open their campaigns to try to win back the Elysee Palace.

Climate Change: Sarkozy Goes There

Count me skeptical about former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, but I had to warm, so to speak, to this comment (via Politico): Sarkozy, who hopes to secure the center-right Les Républicains party’s presidential nomination, told business...Show More Summary

French press review 16 September 2016

The French press is enjoying the ping-pong between President Francois Hollande and arch-rival Nicolas Sarkozy as the  primaries' race tightens.    

Is France’s Nicolas Sarkozy trying to ‘Trump’ the far right?

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was likened to Donald Trump this week after the latest in a string of provocative statements that have pushed his presidential campaign ever further to the right.

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