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Latest update : 2012-01-06

Sarkozy vs Hollande: a feisty New Year

The New Year - an election year, of course - has kicked off with tension between Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande. According to newspaper Le Parisien, Hollande branded Sarkozy a "sale mec", which roughly translates as a nasty guy. Hollande says he had put himself in Sarkozy's shoes to say: "I'm a president who has failed for five years, I'm a nasty piece of work, but re-elect me because in these hard times, I am the only one who can do it."

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  • Philip Turle, journalist, RFI;
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, senior writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

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