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The Rise of North Africans in French Politics

The North Africa Journal | Seeking to discredit his opponent during the Presidential race in France, outgoing President Nicholas Sarkozy stated on April 27, 2012 that François Hollande has received support from 700 Muslim clerics operating in France. Blinded by a bad attitude vis-a-vis North Africans and Sub-Sahara Africans in general, bordering xenophobia, Sarkozy may have lost precisely because he alienated a substantial minority block that is becoming key to French politics, somewhat akin to the Hispanic vote in US elections. ...
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Immigration in France: “No Inner City is Above the Law,” Sarkozy

During a recent visit at the French Prefecture in a Seine Saint-Denis suburb, French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his unwavering support to Christian Lambert recently elected as new Prefect (equivalent to Governor) of the Seine-Saint-Denis’ Department, setting forth his intent to implement strict anti-juvenile laws, imposing stiff penalties to those that would skip class or create disorder at school. The issue is of high interest to the immigrant communities in France, in particular North Africans who may be the first targets of upcoming measures....
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