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Latest update : 2016-01-27

Sarkozy's 'mea culpa': A gambit for the 2017 election?

Three and a half years after his defeat in the 2012 presidential elections and with little more than a year to go before the next elections, French opposition leader and former president Nicolas Sarkozy has admitted to mistakes and "regrets" over his time in power in a new book, “La France pour la vie”. But is this a desperate move to salvage his chances for the upcoming presidential race or a sincere assessment of his achievements and failures during his five-year term?

By Marc PERELMAN

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French presidential race: Is Emmanuel Macron unstoppable?

When Emmanuel Macron decided to run for French president, the consensus among politicians and pundits was that he stood no chance. A 39-year-old former banker who served under...

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

Marine Le Pen has finally broken a glass ceiling - not in France, but in Lebanon. For the first time, the French far-right leader was hosted by a foreign sitting president and...

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French presidential race: Will Marine Le Pen benefit from 'Penelopegate'?

With just over two months to go before the first round of France's presidential election, conservative candidate François Fillon is mired in a scandal over the hiring of his wife...

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Can France's conservatives recover from 'Penelopegate'?

With his poll ratings in freefall amid claims he might have created a fake job for his wife, French conservative candidate François Fillon held a defiant press conference this...

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2017 French presidential election: Conservative candidate Fillon hit by scandal

The stage is finally set. Less than three months before the French presidential election, all the candidates are now known after the Socialists chose Benoit Hamon as their...

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