ABOUT THE BOOK Nicolas Sarkozy is one of the Frances most prominent and popular politicians. Sarkozy, the current president of France, has been a member of the French political party Union for a Popular Movement since 2002, known in France as Union pour un Mouvement Populaire. Since becoming the President of France in 2007, he has been hailed by both left and right wing political parties, who praised many of his policies. Although many of Sarkozy's actions as the President of France have been popular, he has often attracted criticism from those who take a strictly liberal approach. One such controversial policy is the banning of burqas in public, a head dress that is voluntarily worn by some Muslim women. While Sarkozy has been criticized for this policy, he also been heralded for the moves he has taken to strengthen France's international relations. Prior to becoming the President of France, Sarkozy took on other positions within the French government. He spent four years in total as the Minister of the Interior, eight months as the Minister of Finance, two as the Minister of the Budget, and 19 years as the Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine. His political career followed a surprisingly average education as a child, and a slightly more remarkable education as an adult. Throughout his career to date, Sarkozy has managed to instigate several changes within France. These changes have not only gained him praise from those who live there, they have also gained him international recognition. European countries have given him several awards, including the Holy See. MEET THE AUTHOR Debbie J. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Nicolas Paul Stephane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa is the son of Hungarian aristocrat Pal Istvan Erno Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa.