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French right debacle opens window for Sarkozy

France's UMP political party head and deputy Jean-Francois Cope speaks during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France's UMP political party head and deputy Jean-Francois Cope speaks during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France's UMP political party head and deputy Jean-Francois Cope speaks during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is seen at the Planalto Palace after a meeting with the Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia. October 22, 2012, REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is seen at the Planalto Palace after a meeting with the Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia. October 22, 2012, REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is seen at the Planalto Palace after a meeting with the Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia. October 22, 2012, REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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