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French Presidential Race: the German Candidate


The "Franco-German couple" is taking on a new political role. Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, as two conservative leaders, are joining hands not only to salvage the euro but also to boost Sarkozy's re-election bid. Is the German strategy a good one for Nicolas Sarkozy? And is Angela Merkel taking too many risks, given that Socialist François Hollande might end up being president instead?

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