Sarkozy, Defeated in 2012 Vote, Returns to French Politics

September 19, 2014 2:43 PM

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The 59-year-old former French President, who pledged to quit politics after his defeat to Socialist Francois Hollande in May 2012, said today on his Facebook page that he will run for his party’s presidency, a stepping stone to the 2017 presidential race nomination.

“It’s after long reflection that I’ve decided to offer the French a new political choice because it would be a form of negligence to remain a spectator to the situation that France finds itself in,” he wrote.

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