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Sarkozy demands reshuffle

Published 23/03/2010

President Sarkozy ordered a government reshuffle last night as discontent with his presidency soared to new heights both with the public and in his own centre-right party.

After calamitous results in mid-term regional elections at the weekend, an opinion poll yesterday suggested that 58% of French people believed that Mr Sarkozy should not run for re-election in 2012.

Senior members of his own party, the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) — which Mr Sarkozy had utterly dominated until last year — also wondered aloud whether the centre-right should begin looking for another presidential candidate.

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