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Sarkozy most unpopular French President in 50 years

world Updated: Oct 26, 2010 16:44 IST
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Nicolas Sarkozy is the most unpopular French President in five decades, according to a new poll.

According to the French poll, ahead of another week of strikes, petrol shortages and travel delays, the President’s popularity has gone down to just 29 per cent, 3 points less then September, to reach its lowest ever, reports the Daily Mail.

The low announced by BVA Orange L’Express was even lower than the Sarkozy’s previous Fifth republic record of 32 per cent in 2008.

Sarkozy is polled even more unpopular than General Charles De Gaulle who oversaw the new French constitution in 1958.


Signs that Sarkozy’s determination to push through pension reforms and raising retirement age from 60 to 62 may have placed him on a slippery slope emerged last week.

Surprisingly, a poll revealed that 57 per cent of French people support Unions’ and students’ protests and 68 per cent of French people believe the economic policy of his government is bad.

Within the 71 per cent of the population unhappy with Sarkozy’s general policies, 73 per cent of private sector employees and 79 per cent manual workers and service employees said 'Non' to Sarkozy's regime, the telephone poll showed.