Who is Nicholas Sarkozy? (1955 – present)

  • Politician, 23rd President of France (2007 - 2012) and leader of centre-right UMP party (since late Nov. '14).
  • Holds pole position as UMP candidate for 2016 presidential primary contest.
  • Presidency characterised by failure to meet election promises of reform, a 15% rise in public spending, a 30% rise in public debt and closer ties with the US and UK.

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