Возрождение Франции

Николя Саркози победил на президентских выборах во Франции в мае от части потому, что он смог привлечь значительную часть крайних правых под свое консервативное знамя. Популярность Национального фронта упала с 15% до 10%, значительно ослабив Национальный фронт и укрепив традиционных французских правых.

Саркози добился успеха, объединив темы национальной самобытности и проблему иммиграции. В результате многие рассматривали его кампанию, как компанию с большим правым уклоном. Во Франции и других европейских странах люди ожидали появления экстремального консервативного правительства, схожего с администрацией президента США Джорджа Буша.

Они ошибались. Затронутая Саркози тема о том, что национальная самобытность Франции находится под угрозой, которую он связал с проблемой иммиграции, еще не говорит о том, что он стал нео-консерватором в американском стиле. Наиболее отчетливо Саркози это показал во внешней политике.

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