Left rages as Sarkozy finds best friend in crisis

President Nicolas Sarkozy launches re-election strategy on economic and social failures, which he says his opponents have no experience to remedy.

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With the French economy tanking, President Nicolas Sarkozy is pursuing an unorthodox campaign strategy: depict the crisis as so bad and so global that his untried opponents could not deal with it, and hope the picture holds until election time, reports news agency Reuters.