Act-Up posters associate Sarkozy with far-right

20th December 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Dec 20 (AFP) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who hopes to succeed Jacques Chirac in 2007 presidential elections, has become the target of a poster campaign by left-week groups equating him with an extreme-right leader.

PARIS, Dec 20 (AFP) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who hopes to succeed Jacques Chirac in 2007 presidential elections, has become the target of a poster campaign by left-week groups equating him with an extreme-right leader.

Black-and-white pictures of Sarkozy with the words "Vote Le Pen" have sprung up on walls around Paris since the weekend, stuck there by militants of the AIDS activist group Act-Up and another group lobbying for illegal immigrants to be given residency papers.

"The poster shows the extent of our anger towards Nicolas Sarkozy," a spokesman for Act-Up, Eric Labbe, told Libération newspaper.

The group accuses Sarkozy of stealing many of Jean-Marie Le Pen's anti-immigration and policing policies in a bid to build a voter base for his 2007 bid.

Recent polls show Sarkozy -- who is also chief of the ruling conservative UMP party -- to be one of the most popular politicians in France and a frontrunner for the presidency.

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