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16/05/2007 Nicolas Sarkozy takes office as President of France

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Nicolas Sarkozy took over France's helm Wednesday; making his first speech as president during a fam

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PM congratulates Sarkozy on French election win

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Reaction to Nicolas Sarkozy's French election victory

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Nicolas Sarkozy took over France's helm Wednesday; making his first speech as president during a fam

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PM congratulates Sarkozy on French election win

Nicolas Sarkozy is a French politician who served as the President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012. During his term, he faced the late-2000s financial crisis and the Arab Spring. In the 2012 election, the Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarkozy by 3.2%.
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    • Essentials 

    • Transfer of power 

    • Appointment of the government 

    • First international actions 

    • French local elections 2008 

    • Foreign policy decisions 

    • 2009 events 

    • European elections 

    • Main members of Sarkozy's staff 

    • Opinion polling