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Latest update : 2011-11-10

New austerity plan: can the crisis save Sarkozy?

Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to be the man who would break with the past. In the end, he has been the crisis president, and he believes he can be re-elected on this Churchillian platform. Meanwhile, on the left, the Socialists fall back to Earth after the fairy tale of the primaries. There are losing momentum in the polls and clashing with the Greens over nuclear energy.

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* Philip Turle, RFI 

* Jean-Marc GONIN, Le Figaro Magazine

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