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French Presidential Elections

'Soft As A Strawberry' And Never Married: Meet France's New Prez

Posted 05.10.2012 | World

Socialist candidate Francois Hollande knocked current French Presdent Nicolas Sarkozy out of the Elysee Palace in this Sunday's election. Yet "jus...

What Does the Election of Socialist François Hollande Bode for Art and Culture in France?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.08.2012 | Arts

Socialist party candidate François Hollande defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday to become the new French president -- the first time France ...

French Fallacies: Inaccurate Conclusions From the Hollande Victory

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

Europe and the global economy are at a crossroads. It would behoove us all to study the map to renewed prosperity carefully to ensure miscues do not send us down the wrong path.

Vive La France "Hollandaise"?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 07.06.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

However one cuts it, Messr. Hollande faces the same hard choices as does his defeated predecessor. Does he impose crushing new taxes on the wealthy or does he impose new taxes on everyone to help achieve revenue targets needed to help offset France's deficit?

Election Analysis From Le Huffington Post

Posted 05.06.2012 | World

The French people have spoken. François Hollande has been elected President of the Republic with 51.9 percent of the vote against 48.1 percent for th...

Presidential Elections à la Française

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

For this American in Paris, presidential politics, French-style, have been a sharp reminder that this country retains its peculiarities despite globalization.

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...


AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

PARIS -- Thrice married, Nicolas Sarkozy knows about love that flames up and later fades away. Now, he faces the battle of his career to avoid a humil...

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....

How European Politics Could Impact Markets

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Fed up with how all the economic, financial and policy news out of Europe have been contributing to market volatility? Well, not only will this continue but, now, we must also get ready for something new over the next few weeks.

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.

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 ...

@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...

Marine Le Pen, Latest Maneuver

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This new fuss the Le Pens have orchestrated about their difficulty in collecting the 500 signatures the law requires of every candidate for the presidency of the Republic is a trap.

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...

Sarkozy Challenger Promises To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan

AP | By GREG KELLER | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

LE BOURGET, France -- The Socialist candidate for France's presidency attempted to consolidate his front-runner status on Sunday with a pledge to pull...

Former French PM Announces Run For Presidency

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 02.10.2012 | World


Francois Hollande Wins Nomination For French Presidential Election

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

PARIS — Four-and-a-half years ago, France got a leader dubbed the "hyperpresident" – a pro-American, free-market politician who flouted tr...

Segolene Royal Throws Support Behind Francois Hollande

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

PARIS — Segolene Royal, the French Socialists' unsuccessful 2007 presidential candidate, threw her support Wednesday behind her former romantic ...