Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is charged with conspiracy for accepting Libyan money during the 2007 election.
With most of the votes counted, the opposition conservatives of former president Nicolas Sarkozy's party win in six of the country’s 13 regions and lead in the Paris region. The ruling Socialists of President François Hollande's party capture five regions. The winner in Corsica is not affiliated with a major party. France's far-right National Front (FN) fails to win a single region but did record its best showing in its history. Voter turnout was 58 percent. Definitive results are expected Monday.
Barack Obama, the President of the United States, David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France publish an op-ed in the "International Herald Tribune" outlining their strategy on the 2011 Libyan civil war.
The French cabinet led by Prime Minister François Fillon resigns, paving the way for a reshuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Fillon remains as Prime Minister with Michèle Alliot-Marie becoming the Minister for Foreign Affairs replacing Bernard Kouchner.
2010 strikes in France: Millions of people demonstrate on the streets of France for a third day in more than 200 protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
2010 strikes in France: French trade unions launch a new round of strikes over plans by the President Nicolas Sarkozy to lift the pension age to 62, with transport services and schools to be badly affected.