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France Election

Anti-Immigration Movement Founded By Man Convicted Of Anti-Semitism Leads France's Polls

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — An anti-immigration movement founded by a man repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism now leads polls in France. The mainstream conservat...

Why The Extremists Have Already Won In Europe

Slate | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

On Sunday, by almost every indication, François Hollande, who has been leading in the polls for months, will defeat Nicolas Sarkozy and become France...

Mélenchon Could Change French Politics With Strong Showing

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

As compared with the U.S., it is much easier for a third party candidate in France to have a significant influence even without winning.

The Italian Job

The European Magazine | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
The European Magazine

It's no surprise that, running for a new term in office, Sarkozy resorted to new tactics. His challenges are somewhat similar to Italy's: high debt, a dissatisfactory economy, unsolved immigrant integration questions, and a working class in revolt. His new idea?

Sarkozy's "Worst Nightmare": An Interview With Dominique de Villepin

Alexandre Devecchio | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Alexandre Devecchio

For French journalists, Villepin is Nicolas Sarkozy's "worst nightmare." The former prime minister belongs to the same political family as Sarkozy. Yet he still decided to run for president to make sure a more socially-committed voice would be heard.

François Hollande: "Ally Does Not Mean Aligned"

Alexandre Devecchio | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Alexandre Devecchio

The day after his first major campaign meeting, Francois Hollande has granted us an exclusive interview in which he gives us his vision of foreign policy.

French Presidential Candidate: 'Finance' Is My Adversary

Le Huffington Post | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

"I am ready." These few words, slipped into a speech that ran for nearly 90 minutes, summed up the message François Hollande tried to convey Sunday...

French Socialists Vote For Presidential Candidates

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

PARIS — A moderate French leftist once dismissed as soft as a strawberry dominated nationwide primary voting Sunday, and emerged the top likely ...