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French Presidential Election

What Obama Can Learn From Sarkozy's Defeat

Sophie Meunier | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Sophie Meunier

Despite a few fundamental differences, some of the lessons from Sunday's defeat of French president Nicolas Sarkozy can be transposed to the American context and worry Barack Obama.


AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

In an almost universally expected result, Socialist candidate François Hollande has unseated French president Nicolas Sarkozy, winning the French pre...

A French Spring and a New Enlightenment for Jobs and Justice

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Brent Budowsky

The increasingly likely victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election would be the shot for economic justice and jobs that will be heard around the world.

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...

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...

President Sarkozy to Press: 'See You Tomorrow, Pedophile Friends'

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Mitch Feierstein

Sarkozy's tendency to honesty doesn't seem to extend as far as an appetite for debate. Given a hard ride by some journalists in relation to a major current corruption scandal -- hardly a topic that journalists ought to avoid -- Sarkozy raged at them.

Le Duel

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO and GREG KELLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

PARIS -- Neck-and-neck in the polls just one week before the election, France's leading presidential candidates rallied tens of thousands to separate ...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Media Circus and the Roman Arena

Carlo Strenger | Posted 08.31.2011 | Media
Carlo Strenger

While the damage to Dominique Strauss-Kahn's life and career cannot be mended, he now stands to be publicly vindicated, and there is a good chance that, at least in France, his honor will be restored. Not all victims of the press's hunger for scandal are as lucky.