Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pictured during a visit in Nice, France, January 13, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Paris: Prosecutors in the graft trial of French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday called for him to be sentenced to a prison term of four years, two of which should be suspended.

The 65-year-old rightwinger, the country's first modern head of state to appear in the dock, is accused of trying to bribe a judge with a plum retirement job in exchange for inside information on an inquiry into his campaign finances.