Government & Agencies

Sarkozy waters down calls for radical change

In his acceptance speech as the ruling party's next French presidential candidate, Sarkozy shies away from controversial reforms. This could backfire. With no true conservative platform, disappointed voters might prefer other candidates from the right or centre. The French ruling party's newlyinstalled presidential candidate shied away from controversial reforms in his acceptance speech. This could be bad news for France. With no true conservative platform, the country may be denied the debate it needs on its future.