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Latest update : 2011-11-29

Governments swept away across Europe: can Sarkozy beat the odds?

Nicolas Sarkozy is low in the polls and facing the new rule of European politics: if you are in power during the debt crisis, you're out at the next election. Spain is the latest country in the eurozone to throw its government out - will Sarkozy be the next to face the axe? Also making waves this week, the Green Party is in turmoil as doubts grow over their presidential candidate's mettle and strategy.

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- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;

- Jean-Marc GONIN, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

By FRANCE 24

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