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France Presidential Elections

Au Revoir Mr. Sarkozy

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

PARIS -- When Nicolas Sarkozy bounded up the steps of France's presidential palace in jogging shorts and shoes on his first day in office five years a...

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 ...

Far-Right On The Come-Up?

Le Huffington Post | Grégory Raymond | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

It’s the unpleasant outcome no one was expecting: Having won 18 percent of the French vote, Marine Le Pen can now be considered the third voice in t...

Tortoise Beats Hare In French Elections

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

PARIS -- Slow and steady wins the race. French Socialist Francois Hollande has taken his plodding, undynamic campaign to become France's next preside...

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...

2012, Bleak Wilderness

Anne Sinclair | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Anne Sinclair

How do we fight abyssal deficits while maintaining employment opportunities? This is the center of all concerns. But instead of trying to answer this question, the presidential contenders are playing an entirely different game.

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?

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...

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...

'We Avoided Catastrophe'

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

By Emmanuel Jarry MARSEILLE, France, Feb 19 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy told an election rally on Sunday that his policies ...

'Yes, I Am A Candidate'

Posted 04.16.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy will seek a second term in upcoming elections despite years of low popularity ratings, pledging Wednes...

@NicolasSarkozy Gears Up For French Elections

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

By Sylvie Corbet - The Associated Press PARIS (AP) - Nicolas Sarkozy launched a personal Twitter account and geared up for a prime-time TV appearan...

Hollande Ahead Of Sarkozy In French Poll

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy pulled ahead of rivals in an opinion pol...

Flour Power: Woman Throws White Powder On French Presidential Candidate

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — A woman who claims she is being watched by police and that her life has been threatened dumped flour on the leading candidate in France...

Former French PM Announces Run For Presidency

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 02.10.2012 | World


French Far-Right Candidate Advocates Euro Exit

AP | THIBAULT LEROUX | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

PARIS — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen unveiled her vision for the country to hundreds of cheering supporters Saturday, a...

Hollande, Aubry Lead In French Socialist Primary

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

PARIS — France's opposition Socialists says former party head Francois Hollande came in first in round one of the party's presidential primary, ...