Nicolas Sarkozy booted out of office having exhausted France
The "Sarko show", a five-year rollercoaster ride of political and private highs and lows frequently rendered France open-mouthed in disbelief or wonder.
The French took a risk in electing a high-wire, hardline interior minister with a refreshingly pro-market approach.
He was on the back foot from the start after spending an ill-advised electoral soirée in Le Fouquet's, the Champs-Elysées bar.
More eyebrows were raised when the "bling bling president" jetted off in aviator shades to a billionaire friend's luxury yacht, cancelling plans to spend a couple of days meditating in a monastery.
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"Nicolas Sarkozy booted out of office having exhausted France", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nicolas-sarkozy-booted-out-of-office-having-exhausted-france