Sarkozy announces new bid for French presidency

Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to step down as leader of the Republicans party to focus on his new presidential campaignFormer French leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced on Monday he will seek the nomination of his centre-right party 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 the foreword to a new book “Tout pour la France” (All for France) due out later this week. “France demands that you give her your all.

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