Le Figaro has suggested Sarkozy's war adventures could indeed be a vote-winner: "The president of the republic thinks the French experience a certain pride in seeing their country play an important role on the world scene and that this role is recognised outside its borders. It's good for morale," the paper said.
The Guardian is keeping a close eye
on Nicolas Sarkozy's transformtion into a hands-on military commander and his skillful use of the United Nations. Sarkozy's micro-managed intervention in Ivory Coast could win votes
: The French president has avoided accusations of necolonialism in his carefully gung-ho Africa campaigns
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