Sarkozy Announces New French Presidential Bid

PARIS (AFP) – Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced he will seek his party’s nomination to stand in next year’s presidential election.

“I have decided to be a candidate in the 2017 presidential election,” Sarkozy, who was president between 2007 and 2012, wrote in a foreword to a new book to be released Wednesday and seen by AFP.

Sarkozy also posted a link to the extract on his Twitter account.

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