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Old 09-12-2014, 11:51 PM   #343
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Nicolas Sarkozy ( born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa; 28 January 1955) is a French politician who served as the 23rd President of France from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012..In foreign affairs, he promised a strengthening of the entente cordiale with the United Kingdom and closer cooperation with the United States..Sarkozy is the son of Pál István Ernő Sárközy de Nagy-Bócsa a Hungarian aristocrat, and Andrée Jeanne "Dadu" Mallah (b. Paris, 12 October 1925), whose Greek Jewish father converted to Catholicism to marry Sarkozy's French Catholic maternal grandmother.. They were married in the Saint-François-de-Sales church, 17th arrondissement of Paris, on 8 February 1950..During Sarkozy's childhood, his father founded his own advertising agency and became wealthy..Sarkozy was enrolled in the Lycée Chaptal, a well regarded public middle and high school in Paris's 8th arrondissement, where he failed his sixième.. His family then sent him to the Cours Saint-Louis de Monceau, a private Catholic school..Sarkozy married his first wife, Marie-Dominique Culioli, on 23 September 82; her father was a pharmacist from Vico...

Less than a month after separating from Cécilia,(They have one son, Louis, born 23 April 1997).. Sarkozy met Italian-born singer, song-writer and former fashion model Carla Bruni at a dinner party, and soon entered a relationship with her..Sarkozy declared to the Constitutional Council a net worth of €2 million, most of the assets being in the form of life insurance policies.. As the French President, one of his first actions was to give himself a pay raise: his yearly salary went from €101,000 to €240,000 (to match his European/French peers).. He is also entitled to a mayoral pension as a former mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine..Sarkozy is recognised by both the right and left's French parties as a skilled politicain and striking orator.. His supporters within France emphasize his charisma, political innovation and willingness to "make a dramatic break" amid mounting disaffection against "politics as usual".. Overall, he is considered more pro-United States and pro-Israeli than most French politicians..Sarkozy's political career began when he was 23, when he became a city councillor in Neuilly-sur-Seine..Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy.. Bruni is legally the daughter of Italian concert pianist Marisa Borini and industrialist and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi. However, in 08 Bruni told Vanity Fair that her biological father is Italian-born Brazilian grocery magnate Maurizio Remmert..From her biological father, she has a half-sister, Consuelo Remmert..It has been claimed that Bruni has been involved with Louis Bertignac, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Léos Carax, Charles Berling, Arno Klarsfeld, Vincent Pérez and former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius..Bruni was among the 20 highest-paid fashion models, earning US$7.5 million in her peak year...

In 93, Sarkozy was in the national news for personally negotiating with the "Human Bomb", a man who had taken small children hostage in a kindergarten in Neuilly.. The "Human Bomb" was killed after 2 days of talks by policemen of the RAID, who entered the school stealthily while the attacker was resting..At the same time, from 93 to 95, he was Minister for the Budget and spokesman for the executive in the cabinet of Prime Minister Édouard Balladur.. Throughout most of his early career, Sarkozy had been seen as a protégé of Jacques Chirac.. During his tenure, he increased France's public debt more than any other French Budget Minister, by the equivalent of €200 billion (USD260 billion) (FY 1994–1996)...Following Chirac's 14 JUly keynote speech on road safety, Sarkozy as interior minister pushed through new legislation leading to the mass purchase of speed cameras and a campaign to increase the awareness of dangers on the roads and Tunnels...




In party elections of 10 November 2004, Sarkozy became leader of the UMP with 85% of the vote.. In accordance with an agreement with Chirac, he resigned as Finance Minister. Sarkozy's ascent was marked by the division of UMP between sarkozystes, such as Sarkozy's "first lieutenant", Brice Hortefeux, and Chirac loyalists, such as Jean-Louis Debré..Sarkozy was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by President Chirac in February 2005..However, the civil unrest in autumn 05 put law enforcement in the spotlight again.. Sarkozy was accused of having provoked the unrest by calling young delinquents from housing projects a "rabble" ("racaille") in Argenteuil near Paris, and controversially suggested cleansing the minority suburbs with a Kärcher.. After the accidental death of two youths, which sparked the riots, Sarkozy first blamed it on "hoodlums" and gangsters.. These remarks were sharply criticised by many on the left wing and by a member of his own government, Delegate Minister for Equal Opportunities Azouz Begag..After the rioting, he made a number of announcements on future policy: selection of immigrants, greater tracking of immigrants, and a reform on the 1945 ordinance government justice measures for young delinquents..In September 2005 Sarkozy was accused of pushing for a hasty inquiry into an arson attack on a police station in Pau, of which the alleged perpetrators were acquitted for lack of proof..Sarkozy was a likely candidate for the presidency in 2007; in an oft-repeated comment made on TV France 2, when asked by a journalist whether he thought about the presidential election when he shaved in the morning, Sarkozy commented, "Not just when I shave"..On 7 February, Sarkozy decided in favour of a projected second, non-nuclear, aircraft carrier for the national Navy (adding to the nuclear Charles de Gaulle), during an official visit in Toulon with Defence Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie. "This would allow permanently having an operational ship, taking into account the constraints of maintenance", he explained..Ségolène Royal was Sarkozy's final opponent during the second (last) round of the 07 presidential election..



The official transfer of power from Chirac to Sarkozy took place on 16 May at 11:00 am (9:00 UTC) at the Élysée Palace, where he was given the authorization codes of the French nuclear arsenal.. In the afternoon, the new President flew to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel..On 8 June 2007, during the 33rd G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Sarkozy set a goal of reducing French CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050 in order to prevent global warming..In 2010, a study of Yale and Columbia universities ranked France the most respectful country of the G20 concerning the environment..Sarkozy's government issued a decree on 7 August 2007 to generalise a voluntary biometric profiling program of travellers in airports.On 23 JUly 08, parliament voted the "loi de modernisation de l'économie" (Modernization of the Economy Law) which loosened restrictions on retail prices and reduced limitations on the creation of businesses.. The Government has also made changes to long-standing French work-hour regulations, allowing employers to negotiate overtime with employees and making all hours worked past the traditional French 35-hour week tax-free...

Sarkozy wielded special international phower when France held the rotating EU Council Presidency from July through December 08.. Sarkozy has publicly stated his intention to attain EU approval of a progressive energy package before the end of his EU Presidency..On 27 February 11, Sarkozy did for the 10th time of his presidency a government reshuffle.. On 5 January 09, Sarkozy called for a ceasefire plan for the Gaza Strip Conflict.. The plan, which was jointly proposed by Sarkozy and Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak envisions the continuation of the delivery of aid to Gaza and talks with Israel on border security, a key issue for Israel as it says Hamas smuggles its rockets into Gaza through the Egyptian border...Muammar Gaddafi's official visit to Nicolas Sarkozy in December 2007 has triggered a strong wave of protests against the President in France.. In March 11, after having been criticized for his unwillingness to support the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, and persuaded by the philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy to have France actively engage against the forces of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, Nicolas Sarkozy was amongst the first Heads of State to demand the resignation of Gaddafi and his government, which was then fighting a civil war in Libya..he claimed that suicides among youth were linked to genetic predispositions by stating, "I don't want to give parents a complex.. It's not exclusively the parents' fault every time a youngster commits suicide" ..On 27 JUly 07, Sarkozy delivered a speech in Senegal, written by Henri Guaino, in which he made reference to "African peasants"..On 23 February 08, Sarkozy was filmed by a reporter for French newspaper Le Parisien having the following exchange while visiting the Paris International Agricultural Show..While quickly crossing the hall Saturday morning, in the middle of the crowd, Sarkozy encounters a recalcitrant visitor who refuses to shake his hand. "Ah no, don't touch me!", said the man.. The president retorted immediately: "Get lost, then." "You're making me dirty", yelled the man.. With a frozen smile, Sarkozy says, his teeth glistening, a refined "Get lost, then, poor dumb-ass, go...

Sarkozy was named the 68th best-dressed person in the world by Vanity Fair, alongside David Beckham and Brad Pitt.. However, Sarkozy has also been named as the 3rd worst-dressed person in the world by GQ, a listing that has been disputed..Beside publicizing, at times, and at others, refusing to publicise his ex-wife Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz's image..Former Daily Telegraph journalist Colin Randall has highlighted Sarkozy's tighter control of his image and frequent interventions in the media: "he censors a book, or fires the chief editor of a weekly".. Sarkozy is reported by Reuters to be sensitive about his height (believed to be 165 cm (5 ft 5 in).. The French media have pointed out that Carla Bruni frequently wears flats when in public with him...In 2004 Sarkozy co-authored a book, La République, les religions, l'espérance (The Republic, Religions, and Hope), in which he argued that the young should not be brought up solely on secular or republican values.. He advocated reducing the separation of church and state, arguing for the government subsidies for mosques to encourage Islamic integration into French society..He opposes financing of religious institutions with funds from outside France.. After meeting with Tom Thumb Mapother IV , Sarkozy was criticised by some for meeting with a member of the Church of Scientology, which is seen as a cult..It should be noted that a precise translation into English has many possible variations...On 5 July 2010, following its investigations on the Bettencourt affair, online newspaper Mediapart ran an article in which Claire Thibout, an former accountant of billionairess Liliane Bettencourt, accused Sarkozy and Eric Woerth of receiving illegal campaign donations in 2007, in cash.. The developments are seen as a blow to Sarkozy's attempts to challenge for the presidency in 2017..He completed his military service as a part-time Air Force cleaner..After passing the bar, Sarkozy became a lawyer specializing in business and family law and was one of Silvio Berlusconi's top French lawyers...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy
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