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British newspaper: Sarkozy faces party crisis over far-right vote

British newspaper: Sarkozy faces party crisis over far-right vote | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Nicolas Sarkozy's authority in question amid dissent over whether his centre-Right party should call on supporters to vote Socialist to stop far-Right winning parliamentary seat
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Another British news outlet misunderstands French politics.

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Eyeing Return, Ex-President in France Has Hurdles - New York Times

Eyeing Return, Ex-President in France Has Hurdles - New York Times | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Nicolas Sarkozy’s first week as leader of the Union for a Popular Movement Party seemed to prove only that he had determined rivals within the party and was not assured of becoming its presidential candidate.
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Nicolas Sarkozy is back at the frontline of French politics - and straining to seize the Elysee

Nicolas Sarkozy is back at the frontline of French politics - and straining to seize the Elysee | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected president of the UMP party, winning 65 per cent of the vote and setting him on course to challenge for the presidency
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Sarkozy Comeback as Party Head No Guarantee for Presidential Bid

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Nicolas Sarkozy will easily win his party’s backing to return as its leader at a ballot this weekend. Getting French voters to support his eventual goal of regaining the presidency looks a lot harder.
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Politesse junked as Sarkozy looks to presidency

Politesse junked as Sarkozy looks to presidency | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Infighting is order of day in France’s main conservative party UMP
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France's ex-president Sarkozy loses support in party race - Reuters

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PARIS/BORDEAUX (Reuters) - The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to...
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Former PM Fillon urged French presidency to speed up anti-Sarkozy legal action

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FRANCE - Former prime minister François Fillon is lying when he denies having urged the French presidency to intervene in legal action against Nicolas Sarkozy, the president under whom he...
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French campaign funding scandal snares Sarkozy ally

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Paris (AFP) - A judicial enquiry into Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign on Thursday snared a close ally of the former French president, who announced a triumphant return to front-line politics only last month.
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Sarkozy corruption case 'suspended'

Sarkozy corruption case 'suspended' | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

A corruption investigation against French former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended, French media say.


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Back on center-stage with a flourish, France's Sarkozy still divides

By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - It was vintage Nicolas Sarkozy: offering to restore France's battered world standing in a comeback announcement filled with drama and brusque energy that delights some French and repels others. Pledging to reshape French politics for the 21st century and overcome internal divisions in a country acutely aware of having lost its past grandeur, the 59-year-old conservative set the wheels in motion for a contentious return to politics. ...
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France: Nicolas Sarkozy to the rescue?

France: Nicolas Sarkozy to the rescue? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Telegraph View France and its ailing economy need far stronger medicine than François Hollande can provide
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Far-right Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next president of France

The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has been underscored by an opinion poll putting her in the lead for the first time in the race for the next presidential
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Nicolas Sarkozy: My return is destiny - I don't have a choice.

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Nicolas Sarkozy drops strongest hint yet he will make a presidential comeback in 2017, as new opinion poll shows him almost twice as popular as Francois Hollande
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French voters now regret that they ousted Nicolas Sarkozy. He is readying a comeback in 2017.

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Will the real Sarkozy please stand up?

Will the real Sarkozy please stand up? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
An oversized ego a touch of megalomania and subconscious arrogance make the former French president believe the rest of the world is made up of idiots
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Can Sarkozy Give France a 'New Start'? - New York Times

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Will Nicolas Sarkozy make a successful comeback in France? Observers have their doubts about him — and about the country’s leaders in general.
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Sarkozy comeback continues as he's chosen to lead French conservative party

Sarkozy comeback continues as he's chosen to lead French conservative party | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Returning from the political wilderness, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken a big step toward a possible re-election bid by winning the leadership of the country's main conservative party.

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