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#Nicolas Sarkozy

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing

Sarkozy is being questioned over suspected Libyan financing of his election campaign in 2007.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 'fraudulent' election financing

The former French president has described the controversy as a “farce”.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 21 November, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

In a major upset, Francois Fillon, a pro-business conservative, took more than 44% of the vote in the first round of the rightwing primary.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 6 December, 2015

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has been struggling for support.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 30 March, 2015

France's left-wing government just got a major slap in the face

It comes as the country’s far-right movement grows in power.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy is back in the driving seat of his old political party

It places him firmly on the starting blocks in his race back to the presidential palace

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement

A source says that the inquiry doesn’t have to give a reason.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 12 July, 2014

New phone leaks show Sarkozy "offered plum job to judge"

The former French president was charged two weeks ago with corruption and influence peddling in a case related to his 2007 campaign.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Sarkozy says France is trying to 'humiliate and destroy' him

The former French President took to the airwaves to fight back.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Former French President charged with corruption

The charge looks set to end Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy detained by police in corruption probe

The questioning of the former French president is an unprecedented move.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From The42 Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win Interview

Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win

The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 25 March, 2013

Sarkozy calls corruption charge 'unfair and unfounded'

The former French president is accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash from ailing L’Oreal heiress Bettencourt to fund his 2007 election campaign.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Sarkozy charged with taking advantage of elderly heiress

Sarkozy was unexpectedly summoned for a face-to-face encounter with staff members of Liliane Bettencourt over claims he accepted envelopes stuffed with cash.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The42 Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax Net Gains

Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax

Footballers earning over €1m, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would have lost a heft chunk of their weekly wage.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Sarkozy ally Jean-Francois Cope wins leadership of French opposition

Amid claims of ‘ballot stuffing’ and ‘major fraud’ Jean-Francois Cope has won a divisive and close leadership election.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 19 November, 2012

Both candidates to succeed Sarkozy claim win in French party election

Both Jean-Francois Cope and Francois Fillon say membesr of the centre-right UMP have elected them as its new leader.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings? Caught Rapid This post contains videos

Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings?

Mitt Romney’s been caught rapid dismissing 47 per cent of American voters. Who else didn’t know the mic was on?

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 10 September, 2012

France's richest man to sue paper which told him to 'get lost'

Bernard Arnault has created controversy with news that he is to become a Belgian citizen but he says he will continue to comply with French taxes which are set to rise for millionaires.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Controversial Carla Bruni statue erected in Paris

But figure modelled on France’s former first lady hasn’t been put in public – as was the original plan.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 16 July, 2012

The progression in world views on Syria's conflict

Take a look at how the views of world leaders progressed since the start of the Syrian protests.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 14 July, 2012

From The42 Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers Conjecture

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy's home searched by French police

Police are investigating whether Sarkozy received illegal campaign donations from the richest woman in Europe for his presidential campaign.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 11 June, 2012

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority

President Francois Hollande’s parliamentary majority will give him the opportunity to push through budget and tax reforms, and to move away from austerity towards growth.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Shoeing, pieing and 7 other things politicians have had thrown at them Ouch This post contains videos

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Hollande hands new ministers 30 per cent pay cut

The move means France’s new president is now on a lower salary than Enda Kenny – and his ministers will earn less than junior ministers here.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

In pictures: How to... become French president in 7 steps

Francois Hollande was sworn in as the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic today. Here’s how it all unfolded…

Le nouveau président: Hollande to be sworn in today

To contrast the “bling” and “flash” of Sarkozy, today’s ceremony will be appropriately sober.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Awkward ‘Must We Stand Beside Each Other?’ Pic of the Day

They’ve spent a month at each other’s throats – but this morning Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy stood side by side in Paris.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 7 May, 2012

Euro dips following French and Greek election results

Investors are concerned political upheaval could derail government austerity measures and worsen the bloc’s debt problems.

Gilmore: Ireland will hold referendum despite Hollande victory

The Tánaiste says the Irish referendum will go ahead as planned, despite a vow by France’s president-elect to renegotiate the Fiscal Compact.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Francois Hollande wins French presidential election

Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 5 May, 2012

French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat

The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.

Video: 'It's a lie! It's a lie!' - Hollande and Sarkozy in ill-tempered debate France This post contains videos

Video: 'It's a lie! It's a lie!' - Hollande and Sarkozy in ill-tempered debate

With Francois Hollande in the lead, French president Nicolas Sarkozy traded blows his Socialist challenger ahead of Sunday’s presidential election vote.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers

Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?

Strauss-Kahn says he was set up in the aftermath of maid scandal DSK

Strauss-Kahn says he was set up in the aftermath of maid scandal

The former IMF boss says his political opponents orchestrated events to end his bid for the French presidency.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 23 April, 2012

Hollande in the lead ahead of run-off vote with Sarkozy

The big shock of the night was the large chunk of support for the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

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