Europe As Sarkozy seeks new term, French are wary of 'Merkozy' (+video)

An embattled French President Nicolas Sarkozy is touting his strong ties with powerful German chancellor Angela Merkel as he prepares to announce his bid for a second term today. 

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Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to officially strap on his political battle gear today in an uphill bid for reelection.