The French cabinet led by Prime Minister Francois Fillon resigns, paving the way for a reshuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Fillon remains as Prime Minister with Michele Alliot-Marie becoming the Minister for Foreign Affairs replacing Bernard Kouchner.
Following the resignation of the government over the weekend, a required step before a cabinet reshuffle, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reappointed the popular Francois Fillon (pictured) as Prime Minister.
The French Cabinet led by Prime Minister Francois Fillon resigns ahead of a reshuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy. 2010-11-13 (Context: Francois Fillon, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, Prime Minister)
A French Appeals Court clears former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin of charges of involvement in a smear campaign against current President Nicolas Sarkozy. 2011-09-14 (Context: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, Prime Minister)
Lawyers for the former Prime Minister of France, Dominique de Villepin, say they will sue President Nicolas Sarkozy for having called him "guilty" of the "Clearstream" affair and violating the principle of presumption of innocence. 2009-09-25 (Context: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, Prime Minister)
France's political "trial of the century" into the Clearstream affair—former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin versus President Nicolas Sarkozy—opens at the Palais de Justice. 2009-09-14 (Context: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, Prime Minister)
Former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy is ordered to stand trial for alleged campaign finance fraud during his failed 2012 presidential election campaign. 2017-02-7 (Context: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France)
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