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Can comeback kid Sarkozy really win in 2017?

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

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French ex-President Sarkozy is investigated over campaign funds

Sarkozy put under formal investigation Probe concerns over spending in 2012 election campaign Severe blow to hopes of running again in 2017

Sarkozy put under formal investigation Probe concerns over spending in 2012 election campaign Severe blow to hopes of running again in 2017

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Turnout slightly up in early stages on French regional elections

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

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WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French ministers and business too

The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.

The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.

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Sarkozy reconsolidates by renaming UMP 'Les Républicains'

Re-brand the ‘UMP’ party ‘The Republicans’. Nicolas Sarkozy has secured 83 percent of the members’ support for the change. It is part of

Re-brand the ‘UMP’ party ‘The Republicans’. Nicolas Sarkozy has secured 83 percent of the members’ support for the change. It is part of

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Sarkozy ex-ally cleared of swindling L'Oreal heiress

A French court has cleared a former ally of Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of swindling millions of euros from France’s richest woman, L’Oreal heiress

A French court has cleared a former ally of Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of swindling millions of euros from France’s richest woman, L’Oreal heiress

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Setback for Sarkozy presidential bid after phonetaps ruled legal

The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suffered a potential setback to his mission to seek election again in 2017. His team are to appeal

The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suffered a potential setback to his mission to seek election again in 2017. His team are to appeal

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French UMP moves towards 'Republican' name change

After former French president Nicolas Sarkozy suggested re-naming the country’s conservative UMP party to become the Republican Party, it now seems

After former French president Nicolas Sarkozy suggested re-naming the country’s conservative UMP party to become the Republican Party, it now seems

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French conservatives deliver Socialists sharp slap in local polls

Fans of France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy threw out a cheer after the centre-right UMP party he leads looked to have won some two thirds of the

Fans of France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy threw out a cheer after the centre-right UMP party he leads looked to have won some two thirds of the

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Sarkozy denies far-right Marine Le Pen victory in French local elections

Setting the conditions in France for a “massive swing back to the right and centre”. That’s the view of centre-right UMP party leader Nicolas Sarkozy

Setting the conditions in France for a “massive swing back to the right and centre”. That’s the view of centre-right UMP party leader Nicolas Sarkozy

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French regional vote: Polls suggest Front National has mediocre first round

Initial exit polls suggest Le Pen's Front National has had a disappointing first round in the French elections, while Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP looks set to triumph.

Initial exit polls suggest Le Pen's Front National has had a disappointing first round in the French elections, while Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP looks set to triumph.

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France regional elections: exit polls put Sarkozy's UMP in lead

Exit polls following the first round of regional elections in France suggest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP Party will come out in the lead. The

Exit polls following the first round of regional elections in France suggest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP Party will come out in the lead. The

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French ex-minister under formal investigation in funding probe

Former French Minister Claude Gueant has been placed under formal investigation over allegations the ex-Libyan leader Gaddafi helped finance

Former French Minister Claude Gueant has been placed under formal investigation over allegations the ex-Libyan leader Gaddafi helped finance

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy makes political comeback

The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made a return to politics after he was elected head of the opposition UMP party on Saturday. It’s

The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made a return to politics after he was elected head of the opposition UMP party on Saturday. It’s

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Sarkozy comeback

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has used a TV interview to explain why he is attempting to make a return to politics. Sarkozy said he did

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has used a TV interview to explain why he is attempting to make a return to politics. Sarkozy said he did

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Sarkozy confirms return to French politics

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his return to politics, saying he intends to seek the leadership of the opposition

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his return to politics, saying he intends to seek the leadership of the opposition

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France's Sarkozy announces return to politics

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition UMP in

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition UMP in

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IMF director Lagarde placed under investigation in France

The director of the IMF and former French finance minister Christine Lagarde has been formally placed under investigation for negligence by a court

The director of the IMF and former French finance minister Christine Lagarde has been formally placed under investigation for negligence by a court

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Sarkozy calls charges against him 'grotesque'

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting on French TV news to dismiss corruption allegations he is facing as “political

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting on French TV news to dismiss corruption allegations he is facing as “political

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"Shocked" Sarkozy dismisses corruption allegations as "grotesque"

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting on French TV news to dismiss as “grotesque” the charges of corruption facing him. He

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting on French TV news to dismiss as “grotesque” the charges of corruption facing him. He

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Former French President Sarkozy under formal investigation

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for influence-peddling. He is suspected of trying to foil an

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for influence-peddling. He is suspected of trying to foil an

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Ex-French President Sarkozy under formal investigation

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation by magistrates in Paris on suspicion of influence peddling and

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation by magistrates in Paris on suspicion of influence peddling and

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Sarkozy's 'black cabinet perverting French justice'

France is scandalised at the turn taken in investigations into the alleged activities and means used by the previous head of state Nicolas Sarkozy

France is scandalised at the turn taken in investigations into the alleged activities and means used by the previous head of state Nicolas Sarkozy

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French police detain ex-president Sarkozy

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained by police over alleged influence-peddling. A car thought to contain Sarkozy arrived

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained by police over alleged influence-peddling. A car thought to contain Sarkozy arrived

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France's UMP is focus of funding accusations

France’s UMP party has admitted to so called “anomalies” in the covering of costs for Nicolas Sarkozy’s failed 2012 election campaign. A lawyer

France’s UMP party has admitted to so called “anomalies” in the covering of costs for Nicolas Sarkozy’s failed 2012 election campaign. A lawyer

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Sarkozy decries 'Stasi' phone-tapping in France

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced the phone-tapping conducted by magistrates investigating him. He likened the actions to those

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced the phone-tapping conducted by magistrates investigating him. He likened the actions to those