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French Party Taps Former President Sarkozy as Leader

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has won the leadership of the conservative UMP party in a key step toward a possible presidential run in 2017. Party officials said Sarkozy won 64.5 percent of votes cast Saturday by party members. Some analysts said he won by a lower margin than expected. In 2004, he won 85 percent of the vote to become leader of the Union for a Popular Movement and went on to win France's presidential election three years later. Sarkozy lost the...

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