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Latest update : 2012-01-05

'Nasty piece of work'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, 04/01/12: An alleged insult by François Hollande is getting a lot of attention in the French media. The Socialist presidential candidate reportedly called Nicolas Sarkozy a "nasty piece of work" in off-the-record remarks. Sarkozy supporters have called on Hollande to apologise, while Hollande says his words were taken out of context and has spoken out against a useless controversy.

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