Nicolas Sarkozy de Nagy Bocsa was born in Paris on the 28th of January 1955; he is the son of Paul Sarkozy de Nagy Bocsa a Hungarian immigrant who fled the Red army in 1944, and Andree Mallah a jurist of Jewish origin native from Salonica in Greece. At the age of four, he is abandoned by his father, and moves on with the rest of his family in the suburb of Paris to Neuilly. After a difficult schooling at the Cours Saint Louis, he obtained his baccalaureate in 1973. He then started law studies at Nanterre University, and failed to enter the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. In 1981 he graduates and starts a lawyer career first as assistant of Guy Danet, and then as associate within Leibovici-Claude-Sarkozy a firm specialized in real Estate law. Besides his job, Nicolas Sarkozy got involved in political organizations. In 1983, he became at only 28 years old mayor of Neuilly.
[...] The main leadership practice of Nicolas Sarkozy is probably the construction of a strong role model. Effectively, he has tried to be an example of the beliefs and the values he wanted his followers to adopt. First of all through his record, he has intended to promote labor and willpower. Indeed, he had started his political career at the age of nineteen years old, sticking posters and leafleting for the campaign of Jacques Chaban Delmas within the “Union des démocrates pour la république”. [...]
[...] Consequently, during his campaign Nicolas Sarkozy lauded the return to a proximity police. Furthermore, Nicolas Sarkozy has so far always privileged human rights to economic interests during his visits abroad. In September, he negotiated with Mouammar Kadhafi the release of Bulgarian nurses unfairly prosecuted for having inoculated AIDS to children, whereas Areva and Vinci were signing at the same time important contracts in Libya. In July during his visit in the United States, he showed his disagreement concerning the war in Iraq or the Tokyo protocol to George Bush with the risk to degrade relationship between France and the United States. [...]
[...] For historical reasons, courts were located in certain regions, and Nicolas Sarkozy decided to change the location of those courts to facilitate the judgments. The second component of this reform is the instauration of “bottom prison terms” for multi-recidivist. Adapted from the American penal code, this law compels judges to punish individuals who were twice guilty of the same infraction. At last, the reform plans to prevent minors' offences with the creation educational centers. Finally, Nicolas Sarkozy defenses the equality in front of the health system. [...]
[...] Nicolas Sarkozy organized 2700 arrestments and the incarceration of 500 persons. At last, during the important strikes due to the application of a new labor contract: (Contrat Première Embauche), he organized discussions with Unions and negotiated the end of the strikes. To increase his competences, Nicolas Sarkozy has surrounded himself with advisers. His principal counselor is David Martinon, a graduate from ENA who used to be chargé d'affaire for the Minister François Léotard. He is as well advised by Claude Guéant a former prefect also graduated from ENA. [...]
[...] Consequently, since he started at the lowest level without being graduated from any administration institution (ENA, Sciences Po Nicolas Sarkozy can be assimilated to a “self made man”. However his record is not his only way to promote his values, he also tries to show those through his way of life. He is indeed a great fan of sports with a particular affection for running, and he never hesitates to show his friendship with athletes like the famous rugby trainer Bernard Laporte, or the cyclist Laurent Jalaber. [...]
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