Sarkozy ready to run in 2017 presidential election primaries

/ Jul 3, 2016

Sarkozy ready to run in 2017 presidential election primaries

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his intention of stepping down from being the head of the conservative party in order to run in presidential election primaries. Sarkozy on Saturday told members of his party that this was his last meeting at that position. Sarkozy, ...

France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

/ Mar 24, 2015

France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

France, long the land of the left, is making a right turn. The top two parties in weekend local elections were the conservative UMP and the far right National Front. And even the governing Socialists are adopting traditionally rightwing policies: reducing labor protections, expelling immigrants ...

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

/ Nov 23, 2014

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France's conservative party this week. Just a few weeks after he called ...

/ Jul 3, 2014

Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France's justice system of trying to "humiliate" and "destroy" him, after he was charged in a corruption probe that could spell trouble for his future political ambitions. The former conservative party leader fought back in a broadcast interview Wednesday, ...