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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested he is in favour of banning the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in public. But his own campaign team tell a different story.

In an exchange on France's Radio Classique on Wednesday morning, Nicolas Sarkozy seemed to reveal that he intends to ban the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in public places in the name of equality.

"Are you preparing a proposal to ban the headscarf," a journalist asked Sarkozy on the programme.

"Exactly," the politician responded.


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