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Could Nicolas Sarkozy return to French politics?

Barely a year after Nicolas Sarkozy left office vowing never to return, polls suggest he would easily beat incumbent Francois Hollande.

Mr Hollande has had a difficult 11 months as president, and a recent poll shows only 27% of voters have confidence in him.

Meanwhile, Mr Sarkozy is the preferred candidate of the right for the 2017 election - but that could depend on the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he took illegal party donations for his 2007 campaign.

Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

  • 13 Apr 2013
  • From the section Europe