Nicolas Sarkozy would have liked to go further on security - The Point

During the long days of confinement last spring, Nicolas Sarkozy has put his free time required to write the sequel to his memoirs, "The Time of Storms". In t

Nicolas Sarkozy would have liked to go further on security - The Point

During the long days of confinement last spring, Nicolas Sarkozy has put his free time required to write the sequel to his memoirs, "The Time of Storms". In this book, the former president of the Republic returns to the beginning of his action, his discovery of the exercise of power and on his first two years as head of State.

On this occasion, Nicolas Sarkozy was the guest of the newspaper of 20 hours on TF1, Monday, July 27. "I wanted to tell this story, which belongs to the French more than me. This story had so many comments and opinions. I wanted to tell my truth, tell what is the policy of the interior", he explains, adding between two questions, not "making a return" to the political life.

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"I don't prepare a back"

On the question of security, marking the start of his five-year term, Nicolas Sarkozy writes in his book no have not done enough and says : "I'd have to go further. I'm too swayed by a debate (according to which) it was necessary that the president remains at its level. Security, this is the law of the weakest. This must be the business of the president of the Republic, it is of paramount importance. Today, the fashion is to speak of horizontality, I do not believe that the verticality. A democratic society cannot function without authority, this is not possible." He added : "for Me, I was dealing with all of the heirs of may' 68, those who said that it is 'forbidden to forbid'. But at the bottom, there is not a sentence more wrong and more stupid."

The new government which took office at the beginning of July has in its ranks two close to Nicolas Sarkozy. About Jean Castex, mep, former deputy secretary general of the Elysée palace today to become the Prime minister, the former president shall not have weighed in the choice of Emmanuel Macron, and ensures that "all his friendship to his former collaborator.

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"Gérald Darmanin can count on my friendship"

Ditto for Gérald Darmanin, minister of the Interior in the turmoil of a charge of rape. "Gerald is a friend, I have been able to count on his friendship. He can count on mine. Regarding the fight for the right of women, it is a great topic, this is not a joke. But without the presumption of innocence, there is no democracy," said the former head of the State.

Nicolas Sarkozy has also used his interview to destroyed again, François Hollande, as opposed to Emmanuel Macron. "I went from François Hollande, who wanted to destroy everything that I had done, I cause all the trouble possible, with Emmanuel Macron, a republican president. I don't have to complain", he says, lamenting that he was never consulted during the tenure of his successor.

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Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 17:33

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