Sarkozy was elected President of France after defeating Ségolène Royal of the Socialist Party on 16 May 2007. Before his presidency he held numerous other positions in government including Minister of the Budget. Sarkozy is married to Carla Bruni, a former model and singer-songwriter.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 21 September, 2013
The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 25 March, 2013
The former French president is accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash from ailing L’Oreal heiress Bettencourt to fund his 2007 election campaign.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 21 March, 2013
Sarkozy was unexpectedly summoned for a face-to-face encounter with staff members of Liliane Bettencourt over claims he accepted envelopes stuffed with cash.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 30 December, 2012
Footballers earning over €1m, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would have lost a heft chunk of their weekly wage.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
Amid claims of ‘ballot stuffing’ and ‘major fraud’ Jean-Francois Cope has won a divisive and close leadership election.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 19 November, 2012
Both Jean-Francois Cope and Francois Fillon say membesr of the centre-right UMP have elected them as its new leader.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 18 September, 2012
Mitt Romney’s been caught rapid dismissing 47 per cent of American voters. Who else didn’t know the mic was on?
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 10 September, 2012
Bernard Arnault has created controversy with news that he is to become a Belgian citizen but he says he will continue to comply with French taxes which are set to rise for millionaires.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 2 August, 2012
But figure modelled on France’s former first lady hasn’t been put in public – as was the original plan.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 16 July, 2012
Take a look at how the views of world leaders progressed since the start of the Syrian protests.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 14 July, 2012
The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 3 July, 2012
Police are investigating whether Sarkozy received illegal campaign donations from the richest woman in Europe for his presidential campaign.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 11 June, 2012
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 26 May, 2012
Rotten tomatoes anyone?
# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 17 May, 2012
The move means France’s new president is now on a lower salary than Enda Kenny – and his ministers will earn less than junior ministers here.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Francois Hollande was sworn in as the seventh president of France’s Fifth Republic today. Here’s how it all unfolded…
To contrast the “bling” and “flash” of Sarkozy, today’s ceremony will be appropriately sober.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 8 May, 2012
They’ve spent a month at each other’s throats – but this morning Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy stood side by side in Paris.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 7 May, 2012
Investors are concerned political upheaval could derail government austerity measures and worsen the bloc’s debt problems.
The Tánaiste says the Irish referendum will go ahead as planned, despite a vow by France’s president-elect to renegotiate the Fiscal Compact.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.
Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 5 May, 2012
The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 3 May, 2012
Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.
With Francois Hollande in the lead, French president Nicolas Sarkozy traded blows his Socialist challenger ahead of Sunday’s presidential election vote.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 28 April, 2012
Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?
The former IMF boss says his political opponents orchestrated events to end his bid for the French presidency.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 23 April, 2012
France’s stringent rules about election exit polling means a hefty fine for anyone who even retweets polling data.
The big shock of the night was the large chunk of support for the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 22 April, 2012
French voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in the first round of France’s presidential elections, which will result in two candidates being put forward for the final vote.
France goes to the polls today in the first round of voting for the country’s next president. Can Nicolas Sarkozy secure a second term or will he be replaced in the Élysée? TheJournal.ie looks at the candidates and the issues…
The first ballots have been cast.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 20 April, 2012
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces a challenge to hold onto the presidency with polls showing that Socialist Francois Hollande is on course to win the election.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…
# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 4 April, 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of ramping up raids in order to win votes in a tight election as his high-profile crackdown on radical Islamists continues.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 24 March, 2012
Sarkozy’s office has indicated approval for the pregnant woman’s appeal to marry her late partner.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 12 March, 2012
A tomato and marbles were thrown at a policewoman outside the presidential palace.
Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.
# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 7 March, 2012
The French president, who is currently trailing in the opinion polls for next month’s election, said France needs to cut its number of immigrants and introduce tougher controls.