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Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier.
Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Under Jacques Chirac's presidency he served as Minister of the Interior in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's (UMP) first two governments (from May 2002 to March 2004), then was appointed Minister of Finances in Raffarin's last government (March 2004 to May 2005) and again Minister of the Interior in Dominique de Villepin's government (2005–2007).
Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002. He was Minister of the Budget in the government of Édouard Balladur (RPR, predecessor of the UMP) during ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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For Hollande, a good Sarkozy is one behind bars
2014-07-06
Francois Hollande had pictured it for years: Nicolas Sarkozy, his vanquished adversary in the 2012 presidential election, slumped in the back of a Citroen saloon, his necktie loosened, his face grey with fatigue, after a gruelling 15-hour interrogation ...
(gulfnews.com)
  1. Sarkozy, Plagued by Accusations, Sees Left-Wing Plot to Destroy Him
  2. Another legal blow to Nicolas Sarkozy
  3. Sarkozy party faced with 80 million euro debt mountain, audit shows

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Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes
2014-07-05
To the French right, it was political persecution and a plot to undermine Nicolas Sarkozy's eventual return to power. To the left, it was the country's justice system doing its job and showing that no man - not even a powerful former president - is ...
(South China Morning Post)

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    Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy: Case against me 'political'
    2014-07-02
    Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the French justice system is being used for "political ends" after he was placed under formal investigation for influence peddling. In a TV interview, Mr Sarkozy denied committing any unlawful act. He said the ...
    (BBC News)
    1. Nicolas Sarkozy: allegations against me are grotesque, and the judges are biased
    2. Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption and illegal use of influence by police
    3. Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy charged in corruption probe

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    Nicolas Sarkozy questioned over influence claims
    2014-07-02
    Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday became the first former president in the history of France to be detained for questioning, in an investigation into alleged influence peddling involving Mr Sarkozy, his close friend and lawyer of 30 years, Thierry Herzog, and ...
    (Irish Times)
    1. Nicolas Sarkozy faces criminal charges after police place him under formal ...
    2. French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption
    3. Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

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    Écoutes de Nicolas Sarkozy : Gilbert Azibert et Thierry Herzog en garde à vue
    2014-06-30
    L'enquête avait été lancée sur la base de conversations téléphoniques entre Nicolas Sarkozy, placé sur écoute sur décision de juges financiers qui enquêtent sur des accusations de financement libyen de sa campagne présidentielle victorieuse de 2007, ...
    (Le Point)
    1. L'avocat de Nicolas Sarkozy, Me Thierry Herzog, et le magistrat Gilbert Azibert ...
    2. Trafic d'influence : l'avocat de Sarkozy et un haut magistrat en garde à vue
    3. Affaire des écoutes: l'avocat de Sarkozy et le magistrat Gilbert Azibert en garde à ...

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    UMP: Christian Estrosi marque ses distances avec Nicolas Sarkozy et François ...
    2014-06-28
    ... perdue, l'UMP avait refusé de faire l'inventaire des années Sarkozy. Mais à l'approche des échéances électorales de 2017, les candidats à la présidence ou à la primaire du parti se chargent de dresser le bilan du passage de Nicolas Sarkozy à l'Élysée.
    (Le Huffington Post)
    1. UMP : Estrosi prend ses distances avec Sarkozy et Fillon
    2. Estrosi critique les "promesses oubliées" de Sarkozy et menace à nouveau de ...
    3. Estrosi marque ses distances avec Sarkozy et Fillon

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    UMP : l'amende de Nicolas Sarkozy payée par le parti refait surface
    2014-06-27
    En cause, un chèque réglé par l'UMP pour payer les amendes infligées personnellement à Nicolas Sarkozy, dont la légalité divise les dirigeants du parti, rapporte l'Express. L'UMP avait lancé une vaste campagne de dons, le "Sarkhoton", à l'été 2013 pour ...
    (RTL.fr)
    1. Affaire Bygmalion: Nicolas Sarkozy, "M'en fous, quoi!"
    2. Comptes de l'UMP : Nicolas Sarkozy plonge le parti dans l'embarras
    3. Bernard Debré charge Nicolas Sarkozy

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    Sarkozy allies see campaign scandal scuppering comeback
    2014-06-20
    PARIS (Reuters) - Members of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's opposition UMP party are warning that he is too much of a political liability for victory in 2017 as a funding scandal over his 2012 election campaign escalates. Sarkozy remains the ...
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      Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign staff concealed €17m of illegal overspending with ...
      2014-06-19
      Senior aides to former President Nicolas Sarkozy organised a system of double book-keeping to conceal €17m (£13.6m) of illegal overspending on his failed 2012 re-election campaign, it has been alleged. Documents seized by fraud squad investigators and ...
      (The Independent)
      1. UMP funding scandal could derail a new Sarkozy bid for French presidency
      2. UMP members want Sarko back in 2017

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