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FRANCE: Fall from Grace: Nicolas Sarkozy withdrew from the political scene.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was largely outpaced by François Fillon and Alain Juppé during the Primaries.

On Sunday 20th November 2016, from the first round of the Primaries of the Right, Nicolas Sarkozy placed in third place.

A defeat that puts a brutal halt to the political career of the former head of state.

He did not succeed in this dense campaign to improve his image which had taken a blow since his previous defeat in the 2012 presidential election.

“In politics, it is always very difficult to come back”, had already declared Nicolas Sarkozy before the first round of the Primary.