Sarkozy Lifestyle Dents Hollande Efforts to Narrow Budget Gap

Sarkozy Lifestyle Dents Hollande Efforts to Narrow Budget Gap

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A man passes by the entrance of the new offices of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The 58-year-old lawyer-by-training now has a 300 square meter (3,230 square feet) state-paid office less than half a mile from the Elysee presidential palace at an annual rental cost of 180,000 euros.