16/05/2007 Nicolas Sarkozy takes office as President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy took over France's helm Wednesday; making his first speech as president during a fam
PM congratulates Sarkozy on French election win
Reaction to Nicolas Sarkozy's French election victory
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%.