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Mohamed ElBaradei

The former head of the UN nuclear watchdog is considering running for president in Egypt. But how is the popular ElBaradei linked to the First Lady of Syria (via one of Egypt’s most outspoken MPs)?

March 24, 2010 2:05 by

Nicholas Sarkozy

Since his election as French president in 2007, Nicholas Sarkozy has advocated for “a rupture with a certain style of politics” – calling for a modern take on economic, social, and cultural issues that some see as mired in outmoded tradition.

He reports being heavily influenced by British politics and bills himself as a proponent of social mobility, budget cuts to a bloated civil sector, and efforts to better integrate French Muslims.

Sarkozy’s energetic approach to political life is mirrored by his glamorous, if not turbulent, private life. Shortly after taking office, he married supermodel-turned singer, Carla Bruni. The he two wed shortly after the French president’s divorce from model-turned PR exec, Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz, in 2007.

In 2008, French fashion magazine Elle named Carla Bruni as runner-up on their annual survey of the world’s most stylish political women. Topping the list that year was Syrian first lady…

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