Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Nicolas Sarkozy Biography

Title:
Former President of the Republic of France
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“There can’t be peace, even though I know how painful this is, without recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of two States and guaranteed freedom of access to the Holy Places for all the religions. There can’t be peace without a border negotiated on the basis of the 1967 agreement and exchanges of territory making it possible to build two viable States.”

Speech to the Knesset, www.ambafrance-uk.org, June 23, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the Republic of France, May 16, 2007-May 15, 2012
  • French Co-Prince of Andorra, May 16, 2007-May 15, 2012
  • Party President, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), 2004–2007
  • Party Member, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), 2002–present
  • Minister of the Interior, France, May 31, 2005–Mar. 26, 2007
  • Minister of State of Economy, Finance and Industry, France, Mar. 31, 2004–Nov. 28, 2004
  • City Mayor, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1983–2002
  • Party Member, Rassemblement pour la République (RPR), 1976–2002
  • Minister of the Budget, France, Mar. 29, 1993–May 10, 1995
  • Member, Municipal Council, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1977
  • Former Deputy, French National Assembly, France
  • Created the French Council of Muslim Faith (Conseil Français du Culte Musulman CFCM)
  • Runner-Up, “Person of the Year 2008,” Time magazine
Education:
  • Attended the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, 1979-1981
  • DEA (diplôme d’études approfondies)[postgraduate pre-PhD diploma], Political Science, Université Paris X Nanterre, 1979
  • Maîtrise (masters), Private Law, Université Paris X Nanterre, 1978
Other:
  • Married with three children. Born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on Jan. 28, 1955
Quoted in:
  1. Should Jerusalem Be the Undivided Capital of Israel?