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#Nicolas Sarkozy

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Turnout solid in first round of French presidential election

French voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in the first round of France’s presidential elections, which will result in two candidates being put forward for the final vote.

L'explainer: The candidates and issues in the French presidential election

France goes to the polls today in the first round of voting for the country’s next president. Can Nicolas Sarkozy secure a second term or will he be replaced in the Élysée? looks at the candidates and the issues…

French head to polls to choose next president

The first ballots have been cast.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

French presidential candidates make final push for votes

Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces a challenge to hold onto the presidency with polls showing that Socialist Francois Hollande is on course to win the election.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 politicians kicking up their heels Party Politics This post contains videos

8 politicians kicking up their heels

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

French police arrest 10 in crackdown on radicals

Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of ramping up raids in order to win votes in a tight election as his high-profile crackdown on radical Islamists continues.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Girlfriend of murdered French soldier to wed posthumously

Sarkozy’s office has indicated approval for the pregnant woman’s appeal to marry her late partner.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 12 March, 2012

Sarkozy apologises over son's tomato throwing incident

A tomato and marbles were thrown at a policewoman outside the presidential palace.

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone

Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Sarkozy: France has too many foreigners

The French president, who is currently trailing in the opinion polls for next month’s election, said France needs to cut its number of immigrants and introduce tougher controls.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101

The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 2 March, 2012

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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In pictures, video: Sarkozy seeks refuge from booing crowd

Several hundred protesters booed the president during his visit to Bayonne.

Ó Cuív lets fly at Merkozy 'usurping' the European Union

Éamon Ó Cuív outlines some of the reasons why he may not back the fiscal compact – and there are few kind words…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Sarkozy calls for new legislation on 'Armenian genocide denial'

Recent legislation relating to the deaths of thousands of Armenians in WWI was struck down yesterday by France’s Constitutional Court.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

French far right presidential candidate must reveal her backers

A court has ruled that Marine Le Pen must reveal who is backing her bid for the presidency.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

'Oui, je suis candidat à l'élection présidentielle': Sarkozy confirms re-election bid

The French president has used Twitter and a TV interview to confirm he is running for a second term as president.

From The Daily Edge Bonjour à tous! Nicolas Sarkozy joins Twitter Bienvenue

Bonjour à tous! Nicolas Sarkozy joins Twitter

The French president has already racked up over 30,000 followers in just a few hours.

Sarkozy to announce re-election bid today

However, he may already be too far behind.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 12 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In the Fix: Whitney Houston’s last performance, and Merkozy ‘hijacking’ eurozone policy.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Merkel backs Sarkozy for second-term as French president

Although Sarkozy is yet to officially declare himself a candidate in the upcoming election, the German chancellor has given her support to the incumbent.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Buddy-buddy and 'so help me God': The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Buddy-buddy and 'so help me God': The week in quotes

“We must reject the notion of normative citizens being reduced to the status of disaggregated rational utility maximisers in our theories and policies.”

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda? Caption Comp

Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda?

A playful stroke or a bit of manhandling in Brussels?

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 30 January, 2012

France cuts 2012 growth forecast to 0.5 per cent

The second largest economy in the eurozone has halved its growth projections for 2012 – but insists that it will return to growth next year.

Sarkozy says he will impose a French 'Robin Hood' tax

The French president is proposing to introduce a 0.1 per cent levy on financial transactions as well as a number of other reforms ahead of a re-election battle in April.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 20 January, 2012

France considers pulling out of Afghanistan early after troops' deaths

Four French troops have been killed and 15 others injured by an Afghan soldier – raising fears of increased Taliban infiltration of the Afghan police.

Deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan as 10 NATO troops killed

Four soldiers were shot dead, while another six were killed in a helicopter crash.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 14 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

From The42 Cantona presidential 'stunt' aimed at improving French housing crisis Cantona

Cantona presidential 'stunt' aimed at improving French housing crisis

Eric Cantona’s challenge for the French presidency has been described as a stunt to promote the Abbé Pierre foundation, a French housing charity.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 9 January, 2012

Eric Cantona seeking nomination to run for President of France

A report in France says Eric Cantona has written to the country’s mayors seeking the nomination of 500 to run against Sarkozy.

'Merkozy' to meet after French issue ultimatum on transaction tax

Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that France will go it alone with the controversial ‘Tobin tax’ if agreement is not reached.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: 'Merkozy' at dusk Caption Comp

Caption competition: 'Merkozy' at dusk

Ahead of tomorrow’s eurozone talks we thought we’d dig out one of our favourite snaps of the German and French leaders…and let you have your say.

France and Germany kick off fresh eurozone talks tomorrow

The leaders of France and Germany will meet tomorrow for preparatory discussions ahead of an EU summit on the bloc’s debt crisis scheduled for the end of this month.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 6 January, 2012

Italian leader Monti to meet Sarkozy amid bond fears

Monti is seeking to persuade EU leaders that Italy’s mountain of debt does not pose a threat to the eurozone.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 2 January, 2012

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet over debt crisis

The French and German will hold talks next week, as a major UK think-tank predicted a eurozone breakup in 2012.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 31 December, 2011

French unemployment rate highest in 12 years

Nicolas Sarkozy to lead jobs summit in January in bid to tackle crisis.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes Review 2011 This post contains videos

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 23 December, 2011

Czechs pay tribute as former president Vaclav Havel laid to rest

Foreign leaders including Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron and Hillary Clinton are among those present at Vaclav Havel’s funeral.