Tag Archives: Nicolas Sarkozy

06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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07Mar/17

French right closes ranks behind Fillon

Friends and detractors of Francois Fillon seek to bridge divisions and put the candidate’s presidential campaign back on track despite a damaging financial scandal.

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06Feb/17

France’s scandal-hit Fillon fights on for presidency

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

12Dec/16

Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF’s Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to go on trial for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France’s finance minister.

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21Nov/16

Parisians react to Fillon’s suprise breakthrough in primaries

Parisians are surprised that socially conservative, pro-business candidate Francois Fillon emerged with the highest score in the first round of primaries for the centre-right’s presidential ticket.

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15Nov/16

Businessman reveals to French news website that he transferred Libya cash for Sarkozy election bid

A Franco-Lebanese businessman tells a French news website he handed over three suitcases filled with cash from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to Nicolas Sarkozy and a senior aide to help finance his successful 2007 presidential campaign.

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25Jun/15
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Wikileaks Assange urges France to take legal action against the U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says time has come for France to take legal action against the United States while French people say they are not worried by new revelations on spying practices.

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24Jun/15

French FM says trust undermined by U.S. spying claims

(REUTERS) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday that it was out of question to accept U.S. spying on French presidents.
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23Mar/15

Sarkozy denies far-right Le Pen victory in French polls

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party rules out any alliances between his party and National Front while French Prime Minister Manuel Valls calls for anti-FN blockade in next week’s run-off.

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