Nicolas Sarkozy


Emmanuel Macron lacks authority because he has no children, says Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy claimed Emmanuel Macron had trouble imposing his presidential authority because “he has no children”, according to a new book on the current and former French presidents’ love-hate relationship. Honey, I Shrunk the Right, by political journalists Nathalie Schuck and Olivier Beaumont, charts the pas de deux between the...
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Nicolas Sarkozy Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Nicolas Sarkozy, former president of France. Birth name: Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa. Marriages: Carla Bruni (2008-present); Cécilia Ciganer-Albeniz (1996-2007, divorced); Marie-Dominique Culioli (1982-1996, divorced) Children: with Carla Bruni: Giulia; with Cécilia Ciganer-Albeniz: Louis; with Marie-Dominique Culioli: Jean and Pierre. Education: Attended...

Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a second jail term after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing for the vast, showman-style political rallies of his failed 2012 re-election campaign. The 66-year-old, who remains an influential figure on the French right, received a one-year sentence that...
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Downfall of a President: No way back for disgraced Nicolas Sarkozy

Le Top Cop was a one of many nicknames that Nicolas Sarkozy revelled in when he became President of France in May 2007. The diminutive conservative had spent years building up his power base as one of the country’s most reactionary Interior Ministers ever. He referred to young lawbreakers from...