April 10, 2012
Sarkozy Promises Voters He Can Change
The Economist, The Economist
NOT a single poll suggests he will win France’s upcoming presidential election. But Nicolas Sarkozy, the incumbent president, hardly looks like a man contemplating defeat. By turns punchy and humorous, he sweeps into a meeting with workers at a solar-energy plant in eastern France, lauding the country’s industrial prowess while surrounded by workers in hard hats. Later, to cheers from a flag-waving crowd at a rally in Nancy, he declares that he is 'fighting morning, noon and night' for France, and that 'in my vocabulary, the term 'surrender' does not exist.'
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