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Finance arm for 'Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy'

What if Nicolas Sarkozy ditched the UMP and relied on his "friends" for a political comeback? Not likely, you might think, but after today it is possible. The "Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy" group has created a fund-raising arm and plans a third meeting in late August, just at the time the main parties are holding their summer meetings. That's the focus for this edition, on Monday 2nd July 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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