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Nicolas Sarkozy biography: 13 things about ex-president of France born in Paris


Professionally known as Nicolas Sarkozy, Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa is a politician from France. He is one quarter French, one quarter Greek Jewish and one half Hungarian.

Sarkozy was born in Paris, France to his Hungarian father Pál István Ernő Sárközy de Nagy-Bócsa and his Greek Jewish-French mother Andrée Jeanne “Dadu” Mallah.

Nicolas is a father of four. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. From 1974 to 1976, he was affiliated with the Union of Democrats for the Republic.
  2. From 1976 to 2002, he was affiliated with the Rally for the Republic.
  3. From 1982 to 1996, he was married to Marie-Dominique Culioli. She gave birth to their sons Pierre Sarkozy and Jean Sarkozy in 1985 and 1986, respectively.
  4. From 1983 to 2002, he was the mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.
  5. In 1984, he officiated at the wedding of Jacques Martin and Cecila Ciganer-Albeniz. In 1988, she left Martin for him. In 1989, she and Martin divorced. She was married to him from 1996 to 2007. She gave birth to their son Louis Sarkozy in 1997.
  6. From 1993 to 1995, he was France’s minister of the budget.
  7. From 2002 to 2015, he was affiliated with the Union for a Popular Movement. From 2004 to 2007, he was the leader of the party, which was renamed The Republicans in 2015.
  8. From March 2004 to November 2004, he was France’s minister of finance. From 2005 to 2007, he was France’s minister of the interior.
  9. From May 16, 2007 to May 15, 2012, he served as the president of France. From 2007 to 2012, he served as co-prince of Andorra.
  10. In 2008, he married Carla Bruni. She gave birth to their daughter Giulia Sarkozy in 2011.
  11. In 2012, he lost to François Hollande of the Socialist Party in the French presidential election. He was accused of committing illegal campaign financing in his failed reelection bid.
  12. In 2016, he lost the presidential primary election of The Republicans.
  13. In March 2021, he was found guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced to three years in jail, two of which were suspended. He was 66 years old when he was sentenced to one year in jail on September30, 2021 for illegal campaign financing in 2012. He would be launching an appeal, according to lawyer Thierry Herzog.

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