NICOLAS Sarkozy has just completed the first 100 days in office by which political commentators like to judge new presidents and prime ministers. It's an artifical construct especially when it includes a holiday period but in M. Sarkozy's case it does serve to show how quickly he got on with the job after his election and before the August doldrums settled on France. In short order he consolidated his presidential victory with a parliament likely to process most of his reforms, formed a cabinet of all the talents (or at least from all the parties), abolished income tax on overtime and somehow, at the last moment, muscled into the release of Bulgarian nurses from Libyan jails.
SARKOZY´S 100 DAYS
Also in Holiday
- British driving licence deal could be "tied to agreement over Gibraltar"
- Deal with Spain over British driving licences is "close," British ambassador gives update
- Hundreds gather in Palma to denounce "tourism intensification"
- British tourist who was in a coma after attack by a Magalluf doorman
- Heavy rains and big drop in temperatures forecast for Thursday