Focus on France

A happy New Year for France and Sarkozy?

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Reuters/France 2

French President Nicholas Sarkozy kicked off the traditional round of voeux or New Year’s wishes on Friday night, addressing the nation on prime time television. He promised to continue reforming the country. With his popularity ratings at an all time low, he’s hoping France’s presidency of the G8 and G20 meetings will allow him to shine on the global scene, and win back much needed support at home.