Sarkozy walks tightrope to re-election and to escape prosecution

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Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced to little surprise that he is standing in the primary elections of his conservative Républicains party this November in the hope of becoming its candidate in next year’s presidential elections. But the former president’s re-election bid is marred by his implication in several judicial investigations, two of which are likely to see him sent for trial. Michel Deléan and Mathilde Mathieu detail the long list of Sarkozy’s judicial woes, and the prospect of his election gamble to avoid prosecution.

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday finally announced he is to run in his party’s November primary elections to choose its candidate for next year’s presidential elections.