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  • Over the past two years, the conservative French president has offered plum jobs to leading socialists — a tactic Sarkozy calls ouverture ( "opening") but his critics call dirty pool.

    The InternationaList: June 6, 2009

  • Less visible but particularly potent is Sarkozy's political diversity campaign, dubbed ouverture or openness, that has seen him lure a growing array of prominent Socialists, centrists and other leftist activists to work in or for his conservative government.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Less visible but particularly potent is Sarkozy's political diversity campaign, dubbed ouverture or openness, that has seen him lure a growing array of prominent Socialists, centrists and other leftist activists to work in or for his conservative government.

    Sarko shows Dave how its done

  • Less visible but particularly potent is Sarkozy's political diversity campaign, dubbed ouverture (or openness), that has seen him lure a growing array of prominent Socialists, centrists and other leftist activists to work in or for his conservative government.

    The Grande Plan

  • It's a new strike against "ouverture," Sarkozy's tactic of poaching on political rivals 'terrain from left and far right, be it policy or personnel, to stifle opposition.

    Dead Man Walking?

  • That's an amazing picture! ... and what a great "ouverture" for the return of fall recipes!

    Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  • While Sarko's base resents the lost patronage opportunities for fellow conservatives, he seems focused on the upside of what he calls his "ouverture" ( "opening") strategy: to discredit and divide the opposition.

    Defectors Without The Cheery U.S. Spin

  • By taking on the far left directly, Sarkozy effectively squeezes the Socialists out of the national conversation, and helps mollify the conservative wing of his own party, which dislikes the tactic he calls "ouverture," his occasional veers to the left in personnel and policy.

    France Goes Postal

  • An excellent analysis of the current tentative "ouverture" of the state to faith traditions.

    Sarkozy, Benedict and the case for 'positive secularism'

  • On aime ton "ô verdure" d'esprit (ouverture d'esprit; -)

    frimousse - French Word-A-Day

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