Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    3 / -8   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Sarkozy to announce candidacy for 2012 election shortly: report


14:08, February 10, 2012

PARIS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Sarkozy will soon announce his candidacy for a second five-year mandate instead of doing it in March, as previously scheduled.

According to a report issued by Europe 1, a French radio broadcaster, the leader will make the announcement within 15 days, before 25 Feb.

"A persistent rumor has even mentioned the date of 16 February, with a large meeting in Paris or Marseille the following weekend," it said.

Elected in 2007, Sarkozy repeatedly declined to comment on his potential candidacy, saying he has to focus first on his current duties as head of state.

However, analysts say the frequent TV interviews and his recent proposals on how to boost the domestic job market are all part of an implicit campaign. Sarkozy would be attempting to appease voters after a "failed policy" that fuelled unemployment and decelerated growth.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. An exhibition of Ancient China

  2. Lingering drought in Yunnan

  3. Traditional Nuo dance performed

  4. Hot Air Balloons festival

Most Popular


  1. China cannot stay out of Syrian chaos
  2. Practical guarantee for lasting peace
  3. Why China vetoes UN draft resolution for Syria issue
  4. Syria becomes focus of struggle among big powers
  5. Preventing UNSC from becoming a rubber stamp
  6. Drums of war beating again in Middle East
  7. American society at crossroads
  8. Values are thin excuses to start new wars
  9. Li Ning to lower costs, improve effeciency
  10. EU cannot act as sole toll bearer of the skies

What's happening in China

China's consumption of fossil fuels to decline

  1. Govt to slap fines on 2nd-child birth tourists
  2. Govt gets tough on food safety, quality
  3. Concern rises as cancer vaccines still on hold
  4. China vows to promote quality in development
  5. 55 rescued from snow-hit Tibet highway

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai