Nicolas Sarkozy: France reaction veers from sympathy to sarcasm
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has received mixed messages, from supportive to mocking, after failing to get through the first round of France's presidential primaries on Sunday.
"Sometimes the best lose," wrote Mr Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni on Instagram.
Meanwhile, his critics used social media to poke fun at his defeat.
Mr Sarkozy announced his withdrawal from politics after the results were announced.
"Bravo my love, I am proud of you," Ms Bruni added, alongside the photo she posted of her husband.
The ex-leader had hoped to become the centre-right... read more
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