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Sarkozy opens re-election campaign headquarters

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-06

French President Nicolas Sarkozy opened his re-election campaign headquarters in a residential area of Paris on Saturday. He emphasised the office's modest size, in a dig at the larger headquarters of his opponent, Socialist Francois Hollande.

AP - President Nicolas Sarkozy has opened his campaign headquarters in a residential section of Paris, touting the office’s small size.

Sarkozy finally announced Wednesday that he would seek a second term in April and May elections, but he has his work cut out for him: For months, he’s trailed the Socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, in polls.

The president used even his choice of headquarters to take a dig at his opponent, saying only those who want to shut themselves in their offices choose large ones.

The office has an inconspicuos facade and is smaller than Hollande’s, which is in one of the capital’s chicest neighborhoods.

Supporters flocked to the office Saturday morning, some shouting “We are going to win!” In a brief speech, Sarkozy vowed to run an open, relaxed campaign.


 

Date created : 2012-02-18

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