Sarkozy Faces His First Reform Test

Labor unions will likely strike against proposed pension reforms, but the general public seems to support the new President's push

Until now, Nicolas Sarkozy has seemed practically unstoppable. Since taking office in June, the hyperkinetic French President has pushed through new laws to cut taxes, loosen labor-market restrictions, and toughen criminal sentencing rules. And he has defanged the opposition by adding popular Socialists to his Cabinet.

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