Nicolas Sarkozy was born in 1955 to a Hungarian immigrant father. A leading figure in France's center-right, he served as president from 2007 to 2012.
Nicolas Sarkozy entered national politics as a member of President Jacques Chirac's cabinet in 1993. His own presidency was marked by his marriage to celebrity Carla Bruni and his leadership in the EU's response to the 2008 financial crisis. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Sarkozy.
In his new book entitled "Everything for France," former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has set out key policies in his bid for the 2017 presidential election. Security and immigration are top of the agenda.
As church bells tolled across France, a minute of silence was held for victims of the attack in Nice. The government has come under pressure for its security operations as thousands of reservists are to be mobilized.