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Nicolas Sarkozy

Personal data
Date of birth28 January 1955(age 61)
Place of birthParis, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement (2002 � present)
Other partyRally for the Republic (1976 � 2002)
SpouseMarie-Dominique Culioli (1982 � 1996)
Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz (1996 � 2007)
Carla Bruni (2008 � present)
RelationsGuillaume Sarkozy (brother)
Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother)
ChildrenPierre (by Culioli)
Jean (by Culioli)
Louis (by Ciganer-Albéniz)
ResidenceÉlysée Palace
Alma materParis West University Nanterre La Défense
ReligionRoman Catholicism
23rd President of France
Assumed office16 May 2007
Prime ministerFrançois Fillon
Preceded byJacques Chirac
Co-Prince of Andorra
Assumed office16 May 2007
Serving with Joan Enric Vives Sicília
Governor generalPhilippe Massoni
Emmanuelle Mignon
Christian Frémont
Prime ministerAlbert Pintat
Jaume Bartumeu
Pere López Agràs (Acting)
Antoni Martí
Preceded byJacques Chirac
Minister of the Interior
In office2 June 2005 - 26 March 2007
Prime ministerDominique de Villepin
Succeeded byFrançois Baroin
Preceded byDominique de Villepin
In office7 May 2002 - 30 March 2004
Prime ministerJean-Pierre Raffarin
Succeeded byDominique de Villepin
Preceded byDaniel Vaillant
Minister of Finance
In office31 March 2004 - 29 November 2004
Prime ministerJean-Pierre Raffarin
Succeeded byHervé Gaymard
Preceded byFrancis Mer
Minister of the Budget
In office30 March 1993 - 11 May 1995
Prime ministerEdouard Balladur
Succeeded byFrançois d'Aubert
Preceded byMichel Charasse
Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine
In office14 April 1983 - 7 May 2002
Succeeded byLouis-Charles Bary
Preceded byAchille Peretti

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Nicolas Sarkozy (pronounced saʁ.ko.ziSarkozy is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier.

Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Under Jacques Chirac's presidency he served as Minister of the Interior in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's (UMP) first two governments (from May 2002 to March 2004), then was appointed Minister of Finances in Raffarin's last government (March 2004 to May 2005) and again Minister of the Interior in Dominique de Villepin's government (2005 � 2007).

Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002. He was Minister of the Budget in the government of Édouard Balladur (RPR, predecessor of the UMP) during François Mitterrand's last term.

Sarkozy is known for wanting to revitalize the French economy.

In foreign affairs he has promised a strengthening of the entente cordiale with the United Kingdom and closer cooperation with the United States. He married singer-songwriter Carla Bruni on 2 February 2008 at the Élysée Palace in Paris.

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