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Latest Nicolas Sarkozy Items
Elections across Europe this spring are giving former fringe political parties a boost, as voter anger in Greece, Germany and France translates into bigger gains for the far left and far right.
On the front lines of May Day protests this year, along with the traditional chants, banners and marches, a gamut of emotions flowed through the crowds.
They are France's millions-strong minority with a voice that usually falls silent at election time. But this year, there is a special new effort to mobilize French Muslims to speak up at the ballot box in Sunday's presidential race — amid a surge of Islam-bashing among the French right.
Nicolas Sarkozy is parroting French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and embracing her anti-immigrant electorate in a desperate bid for a second term as president.
President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday fiercely rejected reports that he was offered campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as new challenges piled up for Mr. Sarkozy a week before France's presidential runoff.
The French political landscape is indeed particular. The truth is that all 10 presidential candidates are various shades of red ("Bling Bling vs. a French waffle," Pruden on Politics, Tuesday).
Nothing focuses a politician's mind like staring at oblivion and reluctantly contemplating himself at the center of that dark and dreary place. Though it may be too late to save himself, Nicolas Sarkozy is scared, contrite and humble, a remarkable precedent for a French president.
Germany defended its pro-austerity stance on Tuesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and two ministers pressing for Europe to stick with a policy of fiscal discipline in spite of the latest bout of political uncertainty.
Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy go head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front.