March 22, 2012
Even as political sniping between candidates in France’s presidential elections resumed yesterday a CSA poll out put Mr Sarkozy two points ahead of his Socialist rival Francois Hollande on 30 per cent in round one.
Thanks to his statesmanlike role during the crisis as a dependable crime fighter, Mr Sarkozy has also lengthened his lead in opinion polls over the far-Right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen.
Yesterday Mis Le Pen renewed hostilities by accusing Mr Sarkozy’s government of surrendering poor suburbs to Islamic radicals and demanded answers on security failings.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm