Sarkozy hikes taxes in pre-election gamble

Sarkozy hikes taxes in pre-election gamble

President Nicolas Sarkozy went on primetime TV Sunday to unveil plans for new taxes he hopes will fix France's ailing economy and boost his credibility ahead of polls he is tipped to lose to a Socialist.

Record number of illegal immigrants expelled

Record number of illegal immigrants expelled

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Faltering Sarkozy mulls end of career

Faltering Sarkozy mulls end of career

Socialist campaign video mocked online

Socialist campaign video mocked online

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Socialist drafts in Obama advisers

Socialist drafts in Obama advisers

Protection stepped up for Green candidate after bullet sent in post

Protection stepped up for Green candidate after bullet sent in post

Security fears raised after flourbomb attack

Security fears raised after flourbomb attack

Le Pen: ‘I still need 150 signatures’

Le Pen: ‘I still need 150 signatures’

Le Pen attacks all sides over ‘pathetic’ poll

Le Pen attacks all sides over ‘pathetic’ poll

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

Friendly words before battle begins

Friendly words before battle begins

Sarkozy lines up right-wing election promises

Sarkozy lines up right-wing election promises

Made in France? Political parties off-message

Made in France? Political parties off-message

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

Sarkozy says rival is ‘Thatcher in London, Mitterrand in Paris’

Sarkozy says rival is ‘Thatcher in London, Mitterrand in Paris’

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

Brigitte Bardot offers support to Le Pen

Brigitte Bardot offers support to Le Pen

Sarkozy regrets his Fouquet’s moment

Sarkozy regrets his Fouquet’s moment

Sarkozy and Hollande reveal their playlists

Sarkozy and Hollande reveal their playlists

Le Pen refuses to debate with far-left candidate

Le Pen refuses to debate with far-left candidate

Socialist surprises with plans for 75% tax rate

Socialist surprises with plans for 75% tax rate

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

One in five gays plans to vote for far right party

One in five gays plans to vote for far right party

Sarkozy to journalist: ‘what a dickhead’

Sarkozy to journalist: ‘what a dickhead’

Tens of thousands march for leftist candidate

Tens of thousands march for leftist candidate

Candidate denounces Queen’s drugs money

Candidate denounces Queen’s drugs money

Sarkozy denies 2007 illegal campaign funding

Sarkozy denies 2007 illegal campaign funding

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

Hollande to take over French presidency

Hollande to take over French presidency

Rich French head for the exits

Rich French head for the exits

New government hands itself 30% pay cut

New government hands itself 30% pay cut

Hollande steps up eurobonds push

Hollande steps up eurobonds push

French expats to get their own MP

French expats to get their own MP