Nicolas Sarkozy on July 2, 2016. – WITT / SIPA

It’s finally official. Nicolas Sarkozy announces his candidacy for
 the presidential election in 2017 in a new book, Everything for France , to be released Wednesday, said Monday the president’s entourage of Republicans, confirmed a few minutes later by a tweet from the interested.

“I decided to run for president in 2017. France requires that gives it all,” writes including the former head of state in this book, published Plon.

“This book is the starting point. Faced with so much distrust of public speaking, I want to convince the French that the debate of the campaign must be integrated fully in the presidential term, “written especially Nicolas Sarkozy in his book.

He has until Thursday to officially leave the presidency of his party and focus on his sole candidacy for the primary to win back the Elysee.

It should be replaced as head of the party by Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It will give a Thursday meeting in Châteaurenard (Bouches-du-Rhône)