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Presidential Race: Mission impossible for Sarkozy?

The polls look bad and some of his former allies and ministers are abandoning ship. But Nicolas Sarkozy is still convinced he can be re-elected and beat the odds of other European leaders who have been swept away by the economic crisis. What are his chances?

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  • Philip TURLE, Journalist, RFI;
  • Mark DEEN, Journalist, Bloomberg News.

By FRANCE 24

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2015-03-31 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: a three-horse race?

A victory for the opposition conservatives, a serious setback for the ruling socialists and a confirmation for the far-right National Front party. Last Sunday's elections were...

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2015-03-25 UMP

French local elections: A victory for Sarkozy's party, a historic result for the far-right

A victory for the conservative UMP party, a major step forward for the far-right National Front and a lesser defeat than expected for the ruling Socialists. All this, along with...

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2015-03-17 French politics

French local elections: A drubbing for the ruling Socialists?

Round one of the French departmental elections is this Sunday, and the odds are pretty grim for the ruling Socialists. They could be eliminated in a number of places, either by...

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2015-03-10 National Front party (France)

Rise of the National Front: Prime Minister Valls is 'scared'

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he was "scared" and "anxious" about the rise of the far-right national front party (FN) and the prospect that it could win elections. Is this...

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2015-03-03 National Front party (France)

French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

After winning the European elections last June, France's far-right National Front is set for a historic performance in local elections later this month. Once a marginal player,...

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