19 Feb '12, 1pm

Sarkozy's wife Carla gets makeover to boost husband's re-election hopes

Sarkozy's wife Carla gets makeover to boost husband's re-election hopes

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leave the French TV channel TF1, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP MARSEILLE (AFP) - Nicolas Sarkozy was to stage the first major rally of his improbable re-election bid on Sunday as his former supermodel wife Carla Bruni road-tests an equally improbable down-to-earth makeover. With barely nine weeks to go until the first round of France's presidential election, Mr Sarkozy was to address a crowd of 10,000 supporters gathered to cheer him on in the rough-and-ready Mediterranean port city of Marseille. And by his side for the first time of the campaign was to be a first lady formerly more associated with Parisian glamour and jet-set resorts, now trying to re-imagine herself as an ordinary young mum and doting spouse. Mr Sarkozy has begun to close the gap b...

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