The Debate

Sarkozy the candidate

1 min

In his first campaign speech, Nicolas Sarkozy comes out swinging: he brands his main rival an inveterate liar and suggests referendums to crack down on perceived unemployment slackers and illegal immigrants.

  • Benjamin LANCAR, Chairman, UMP youth league (from Annecy, France);
  • Axelle LEMAIRE, Socialist candidate for parliament, French abroad, Northern Europe district (from London);
  • Marc PERELMAN, France 24 Politics Editor;
  • Sofia BOURATSIS, Journalist;
  • Evelyne JOSLAIN, Member of the British Conservatives.

Produced by Julie Dungelhoeff, Pauline Heilmann, Mary Colombel, Anelise Borges.

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