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How will Sarkozy boost his popularity?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will present his government's priorities for the economy and employment in a speech in Lyon on Thursday.

The speech comes as France is struggling with rising unemployment and last week's decision from Standard and Poor's to downgrade the country's triple-A credit status.

Dominic Kane reports.

  • 19 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe
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