Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out from the Republican Presidential Race in France

World - Pavan Pandey - Nov 23,2016

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The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, dropped down to third position in the Republicans Presidential Primary race; this event has ended the political comeback of Mr. Sarkozy.

The former president Mr. Sarkozy acquired the third position among seven contesting candidates for the nomination for France’s center-right party. First place was covered by Francois Fillon, who shocked everyone with the remarkable jump in terms of votes. . In this Republican presidential primary race, former prime minister of France, Mr. Alain Juppe, gained the second position. After receiving a mixed review containing both support as well as mocking, wife of former president, Carla Bruni wrote on Instagram; “sometimes the best lose.”

After the result of this presidential race, Mr. Sarkozy announced his withdrawal from politics which was yet again appreciated by his wife through another Instagram post. In his last speech, Mr. Sarkozy said he would “embark on a life with more private passions and fewer public passions.” The former leader had expected to become the center-right presidential candidate for the 2017 elections. Meanwhile, an assortment of Sarkozy supporters cut up their membership card of Republican Party in protest to the presidential result and also posted images on Twitter.

Before being selected as a president in 2007, Mr. Sarkozy was the leader of Union for a Popular Movement (UPA) that was later renamed in 2015 as The Republicans. Mr. Sarkozy was defeated by the current president of France Mr. Francois Hollande in the 2012 elections. This disappointment pushed Sarkozy to vow retirement from public life, but in September 2014 he came back in politics being reelected as the leader of The Republicans. On 2nd July 2014, he was charged by a French prosecutor on the grounds of corruption.  Earlier this year, a formal investigation was also held following allegations that his unsuccessful 2012 campaign for re-election had racked up costs that were above the legal limit.