Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday called for a six-month jail term over campaign finance violations for his 2012 reelection bid. At the end of proceedings in Paris, they issued withering criticism of the former head of state and demanded a one-year jail term, with six months of it suspended, and a … Continue reading Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

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Jailed for corruption, Sarkozy vows to clear his name by any means

France’s former right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday vowed to “go all the way” to clear his name, two days after being handed a three-year sentence for corruption following a trial he portrayed as a travesty of justice. A Paris court ruled that the 66-year-old right-winger had formed a “corruption pact” with his lawyer Thierry Herzog to … Continue reading Jailed for corruption, Sarkozy vows to clear his name by any means

Burkini Ban Suspended By French Court, But Sarkozy Says He’ll Keep The Law If Elected President.

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2012) has vowed in a nationwide televised speech that he will re-activate the suspended burkini ban if elected as next French president. He's campaigning to be conservative candidate in next year's election. Image: File Photo Three senior judges from the State Council (Conseil d’Etat) said in their ruling against the ban on … Continue reading Burkini Ban Suspended By French Court, But Sarkozy Says He’ll Keep The Law If Elected President.