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French Socialists win big, vow to promote growth
Daniel Flynn | June 19, 2012 12:57 AM
A resounding Socialist victory in weekend parliamentary elections will allow Hollande to press ahead with reforms to tame France’s deficit and promote economic growth in Europe.
Sarkozy rules out possibility of deal with Le Pen’s far-right
April 26, 2012 01:14 AM
President Sarkozy ruled out any alliance with the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen, backed by one in five voters in the first round.
Sarkozy bid to break with past backfires
Deborah Pasmantier | April 23, 2012 12:57 AM
For many French voters, Nicolas Sarkozy once represented a break with their government’s history of timid complacency.
Sarkozy camp insists race not over as France vote looms
Michael Mainville | April 20, 2012 02:31 AM
President Sarkozy’s camp insisted that France’s election race was far from over as the top candidates sought to lure a large number of undecided and apathetic potential voters.
Sarkozy takes over Hollande in presidential race
March 30, 2012 12:57 AM
President Sarkozy appeared to have put an end to Socialist Hollande’s hitherto consistent lead in first round voting intentions for the presidential race.
France’s Sarkozy edges up in election polls, according to survey data
Catherine Bremer | February 29, 2012 01:07 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy moved closer to Socialist election front-runner Francois Hollande in an opinion poll published Tuesday.
Ex-wife Cecilia confident Sarkozy can win presidency
February 28, 2012 01:15 AM
The ex-wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Cecilia Attias, said she was confident the conservative could win his re-election bid.
Sarkozy gains on Socialist rival but challenges remain: poll
February 21, 2012 01:18 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was gaining on his Socialist rival after officially announcing his re-election bid last week but the incumbent still faces a tough challenge.
Merkozy fights to prevent Merkollande
Paul Taylor | February 08, 2012 01:10 AM
Things must be getting desperate if Angela Merkel is intervening in French politics to try to save Nicolas Sarkozy from defeat.
Mansour denies dispute with Mikati over Paris visit
February 07, 2012 12:06 PM
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour denied Tuesday reports of a dispute with Prime Minister Najib Mikati over the premier’s upcoming visit to Paris.
Merkel delivers on promise to throw weight behind Sarkozy
February 07, 2012 01:04 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by her promise to back Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election campaign Monday.
Sarkozy seeks poll boost with TV speech
January 30, 2012 01:23 AM
President Sarkozy took to the airwaves to unveil reforms aimed at lifting France out of the economic doldrums and boosting his credibility ahead of elections he is tipped to lose to a Socialist.
France honors troops killed by Taliban infiltrator
January 26, 2012 02:03 AM
President Sarkozy honored 4 French troops shot dead by an Afghan man, a killing that rattled France’s commitment to a NATO-led war in Afghanistan unpopular among many French
Mikati to visit Paris for talks on French UNIFIL troops, Syria
Hasan Lakkis | January 25, 2012 03:57 AM
Prime Minister Najib Mikati will discuss attacks against the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon during talks with with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Feb. 10.
Sarkozy warns against attacks on French troops in Lebanon
January 21, 2012 02:24 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned of “immediate consequences” if there are any attacks on French troops in the United Nations mission to Lebanon...
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