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France Elections


AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

PARIS — Socialist candidate Francois Hollande appeared to solidify his chances at winning France's presidency Thursday after his strong showing ...

The Burning Bush of Nicolas Sarkozy

Anne Sinclair | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Anne Sinclair

We don't need anymore confusion and anxiety in our already fragile society. It is time for this campaign to be over, to end an ugly chapter in which the party still in charge is ready to say, do, or protest whatever they want to win an election.

Address to the Republican Right, Confronted With the New Lepenist Offensive

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today, nearly forty years after its founding and, whatever the result of the presidential election, the real battle against the Front National begins.

Le Pen Won't Endorse Sarkozy Or Hollande

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

PARIS — The leader of France's resurgent, anti-immigrant far right, Marine Le Pen, said Tuesday she would not endorse either candidate in the co...

Sarkozy Files Complaint For Gaddafi Donation Claim

AP | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

PARIS — French prosecutors are investigating a news website that claims to have evidence that Libya's late dictator Moammar Gadhafi offered camp...

Has France Lost Its Soul?

Rachida Dati | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Rachida Dati

France is now at a crossroads: one road leads to economic and moral bankruptcy under François Hollande; the other leads to growth, jobs, competitiveness, greatness and the pride of being French. This is the France Nicolas Sarkozy is proposing.

Europe's Banks Versus European Democracy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Germany profits because the more that financial markets flee from the bonds of other nations, the more money pours into German government bunds, reducing German costs of borrowing. So, what is to be done? If Hollande is elected President of France next week and attempts to pursue a growth policy in one country, as President Francois Mitterrand tried in the 1980s, he will be punished both by money markets and by other leaders. When Mitterrand tried expansion in one country, the result was capital flight and pressure against the franc. In those years, currencies were vulnerable to conservative financial pressures. Today, with a single European currency, it's government bonds that are under attack. But it's the same story.

Bankrolled By Gaddafi?

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday fiercely denied that he was offered campaign funding from late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi,...

French Far Right Flirts With Sarkozy

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

By John Irish and Daniel Flynn PARIS, April 26 (Reuters) - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has emerged as a kingmaker in France's ...

Lessons Learned From Sunday's French Elections

Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

A victory for François Hollande, a disappointment for Sarkozy and a triumph for Marine Le Pen; the first-round of French elections have been enlighte...

French Presidential Elections: What's Next?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Georges Ugeux

The results of the primaries of the French presidential elections are not a huge surprise as the two expected candidates will be present in the second round, and the socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, is likely to be the next President of the French Republic.

A Tense Election

François Miquet-Marty | Posted 06.22.2012 | World
François Miquet-Marty

The 2012 elections are unlike any that have come before. If 2007 was the year that rehabilitated politics, 2012 seems to be putting that notion to the test.

Triumph of "France of No"

Nicolas Baverez | Posted 06.22.2012 | World
Nicolas Baverez

The inability to develop a plan for the modernization of France in the world of the twenty-first century leads to the dissolution of the world as is, resulting only in speculation about a virtual world.

How Europe Could Sink Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Should Socialist Francois Hollande be elected president of France in the runoff election on May 6, that will help create an antidote to the austerity politics that are dominating Europe.

Le Huffington Post Analyzes Results

Le Huffington Post | Geoffry Clavel | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

The polls have spoken, and to no surprise, François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy will be battling in the second round of France's presidential electi...

France Election Results: Hollande, Sarkozy Advance, Far-Right Get Push

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

By Catherine Bremer and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, April 22 (Reuters) - Far-rightist Marine Le Pen threw France's presidential race wide op...

French Presidential Election Results

AP | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — Official partial results: Hollande, Sarkozy advance to French presidential election runoff....

Lucky Sarko

Eric Margolis | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

France's presidential elections are only two weeks away. President Sarkozy, who was trailing Socialist challenger Francois Hollande just weeks ago, is now neck-and-neck with his leading rival. One suspects Sarkozy has either made a pact with the devil or should head straight to Monaco's casino.

Sarkozy: Sorry For The Tomato Attack

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has apologized in person to a policewoman who said she was the victim of a tomato attack involving ...

Sarkozy Talks Tough On Immigration

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

By Daniel Flynn PARIS, March 3 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy marked a rightward shift in his re-election campaign on S...

French President Flees Angry Mob

AP | By BOB EDME | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

BAYONNE, France -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy took refuge from a crowd of several hundred angry protesters in a cafe Thursday, as riot police sw...

Christine Boutin, Last French Pro-Life Activist, Throws In The Towel

Jean-Charles Bares | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Jean-Charles Bares

If she had managed to stand, Christine Boutin would have got the media platform she hoped for. But she also risked failing to gather the necessary signatures, or polling a ridiculous score in the first round.


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Will Putin remain in power in Russia? Is French president Nicolas Sarkozy headed for a second term? Who will call the White House home next January? ...

Far Right Candidate Faces Major Election Hurdle

AP | THIBAULT LEROUX | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right leader Marine Le Pen lost a legal battle Tuesday in her bid to run for president, with the Constitutional Court ruling...

Candidate Makes Biting Halal Meat Accusation At Sarkozy

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

By John Irish LILLE, France, Feb 19 (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen switched her presidential campaign back to immi...