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Sarkozy confirms return to French politics

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Sarkozy confirms return to French politics

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The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his return to politics, saying he intends to seek the leadership of the opposition centre-right UMP party, which has been riven by bitter in-fighting.

The move, announced on his Facebook page, could serve as a launchpad for another bid for the presidency in 2017 – subject to a number of legal wrangles.