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'Unqualified' Bruni Pal Snags Top French Job

French grouse that model has hubby wrapped around her finger.

(Newser) - The Sarkozy administration is being hit with another charge of nepotism as an "unqualified" pal of French First Lady Carla Bruni has snagged a top government job. Interior designer François Baudot, 60, the godfather of Bruni's son from an earlier relationship, is the new $72,000-a-year inspector general... More »

'Prince Jean' Sarkozy Drops Bid for Post

Nearly-law-grad vows to continue in politics, denies nepotism

(Newser) - Nicholas Sarkozy's son Jean has dropped his bid to run France's most important business district. The 23-year-old law student, whose move to take over the $150,000 Paris job sparked accusations of nepotism and street protests, announced he didn't want a "tainted" victory. Sarkozy said his "passion for... More »

Post for Sarko Son Sparks Howls of Protest

Law student tapped to run huge, lucrative business district

(Newser) - It's not every day that a 23-year-old law student is tapped to manage the largest office park in Europe, but when you are Jean Sarkozy, anything's possible. The son of the French president, who already has a local government post, has the ruling party's official backing to run La Dé... More »

France Plotzes as Sarko Jr Weds Jewish Heiress

Nuptials spark anti-Semitic debate

(Newser) - Jean Sarkozy, the 22-year-old son of France's president, married his childhood sweetheart last night in a ceremony so under wraps that guests were informed via text message. A possible reason for the secrecy? His bride, the heiress to a huge electronics company, is Jewish—and the marriage has set off... More »

French Writer Sparks Uproar With 'Anti-Semitic' Satire

Divides Paris liberals over 'right to provoke'

(Newser) - Controversial French columnist Maurice Siné is drawing cries of anti-Semitism for statements about President Sarkozy's son, reports the Guardian. In a column for Charlie Hebdo, Siné alleged Jean Sarkozy planned to convert to Judaism to wed a Jewish heiress and "go a long way in life." Siné's... More »

Sarko Junior Makes His Political Debut

Jean, 21, emerges as player in dad's old suburb of Neuilly

(Newser) - Before becoming France's hyper-president, Nicolas Sarkozy was mayor of chic Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine, the country's richest town. But only weeks before a mayoral election, his hand-picked successor has withdrawn from the race after losing a powerful supporter: Jean Sarkozy, the president's own 21-year-old son. Many are now wondering about the... More »

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