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The Dominique and Sarko show—again?

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Will de Villepin wipe the smile off Sarko's face?

Who’d be Nicolas Sarkozy? Languishing in the polls, lambasted at home and increasingly mistrusted abroad by his one-time ally Angela Merkel, you’d think things could scarcely get worse. Step forward Dominique de Villepin, who has formed a new party to take on Sarko for the presidency. The silver-maned former foreign minister made his name in 2003 with an impassioned anti-Iraq war UN speech and, with several books of poetry and…

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