Skip to comments.Nicolas Sarkozy announces new presidential bid
Posted on 08/22/2016 10:47:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced he will seek his partys nomination to stand in next years presidential election. [ ]
The next five years will be filled with danger but also with hope, wrote the 61-year-old conservative, who had made no secret of his ambition to return to the top job.
He listed five major challenges for France, which included defending French identity, restoring lost competitiveness and enforcing state authority.
The announcement of his bid to secure the nomination of his opposition Republicans at a party primary in November comes in the midst of an impassioned debate over the place of Islam in French society.
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If you look at some polls done in the past week, which included him....he’s still drifting around third (although above Hollande). No matter how you stack it for the April primary run....it’ll be two conservative or right-wing party candidates who get the nod for the May final election. Hollande will be lucky to get 10-percent of the primary vote.
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Is he the French Romney, i.e. there to dilute the vote against Le Pen?
He’s the former President of France, from the main center-right (for France) party (recently renamed the Republicans) and probably the most conservative major figure in that party, he wasn’t a great President but he’s better than others in his party, let alone Hollandase.
Le Pen’s party is a third party.
France will have a runoff between the top two in the election (if no one gets 50%). It may be Le Pen and Sark with the socialists OUT, hahaha.
how is Marine doing?
Right now, among the twenty-two candidates from the various parties.....she’s mostly in the top three...usually resting between 20 and 28 percent. Hollande (present President) pulls 12 to 15 percent nationally. Sarkozy pulls 20-to-24 percent nationally. Juppe (from French Republican Party) is pulling 30-to-36 percent and is virtually guaranteed to be one of the final two.
Only other candidate worth mentioning is Jean-Luc Melenchon, far-left party....who is pulling around 13-to-15 percent. The rest of the candidates are all 1-to-10 percent players.
Juppe was on the fast track in the mid-90s to be President and just never took off. Has come back in the last three years as some respected guy in public. Issue I see is that he’s 71 and this is a five-year deal if he wins.
French public want an extreme change from Hollande....more stringent measures to stop the terrorism. So the final two candidates in May....whoever they are....will be conservative individuals.
Ha! I was wondering whether anyone else realized the significance of Sarkozy being the former PM of France and the husband of Carla Bruni. Time to bring back the photo of Michelle Obama and Carla and Queen Letitia climbing the steps. LOL
You had your chance, Nick, it’s Le Pen’s time now.
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