I was running late so I went up the stairs four steps at a timeSarkozy: G8 clip not result of alcohol Jun 20, 2007
We are not in the least protected from this war because its instigators are unpredictableFrench video monitoring bill advances Nov 24, 2005
If we don't deal with them humanely then there is a huge temptation for them to come to Europe and we don't have the wherewithal to deal with themEU calls Libyan crisis 'worrying' Mar 12, 2011
Frankly some things we've heard we would have preferred not toWomen rally in Paris against Strauss-Kahn Jun 04, 2011
France will face up to its responsibilities on the central question of recognition of a Palestinian stateFrance, U.K. want Israel to push talks May 05, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy (pronounced ( listen), born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa; 28 January 1955) is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier.
Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Under Jacques Chirac's presidency he served as Minister of the Interior in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's (UMP) first two governments (from May 2002 to March 2004), then was appointed Minister of Finances in Raffarin's last government (March 2004 to May 2005) and again Minister of the Interior in Dominique de Villepin's government (2005–2007).
Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002. He was Minister of the Budget in the government of Édouard Balladur (RPR, predecessor of the UMP) during François Mitterrand's last term.