Is France’s Nicolas Sarkozy trying to ‘Trump’ the far right?

Is France’s Nicolas Sarkozy trying to ‘Trump’ the far right?

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was likened to Donald Trump this week after the latest in a string of provocative statements that have pushed his presidential campaign ever further to the right. The comparison with the Republican candidate for the White House, a notorious climate change sceptic, followed a speech on Wednesday in which Sarkozy […]

France’s Sarkozy announces re-election bid

France’s Sarkozy announces re-election bid

France’s former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced on Monday that he is running again to become president in next year’s elections. “I have decided to be a candidate for the 2017 presidential election. I felt I had the strength to lead this battle at a troubled time in our history,” Sarkozy wrote in an excerpt of […]