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I must give back to my country: Sarkozy

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 01:02

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to re-enter political race. Julie Noce reports.

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Sarko to the rescue. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he's not only interested in, but rather obliged to re-enter politics in order to help save his country. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY SAYING: "so, I thought about it, and told myself that not only do I want to but I have no other choice. I must give back to my country a part of all it has given me" Sarkozy lost the 2012 election to current president Francois Hollande. But Hollande's failure to revive the economy and boost the unemployment rate has dropped his approval to a paltry 13%. People on the streets of Paris aren't surprised. "You get what you ask for, so he is unpopular, he has unpopular actions, he gets 13 percent." "I think he deserves it and that he needs take action if he wants to increase his popularity." During a news conference last week Hollande promised to work hard until the end of his term in 2017 but it might be too little too late.

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I must give back to my country: Sarkozy

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 01:02