France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was knocked out of the country’s presidential primary on Sunday, destroying his hopes for a presidential comeback.
Sarkozy, who served as the French president from 2007-2012, came in third out of seven candidates fighting for a nomination for France’s center-right party. In a humiliating defeat, Sarkozy’s former prime minister Francois Fillon came in first. Fillon will now face off with Alain Juppé for a second vote at the end of the month.
Sarkozy had run a campaign that talked tough on Muslims and French identity, vowing to ban the burkini and prohibiting special school lunches for Muslims. He wound up getting only about 20 percent of the vote on Sunday. READ Read more.