Nicolas Sarkozy

Columnists
May 8, 2012

François Hollande's Socialist France

Masses of people thronged Place de la Bastille -- symbolically representative of the French revolution -- to cheer the electoral victory May 6 of French Socialist Party candidate François Hollande.
Blog
May 7, 2012
Photo: Aude Guerrucci/francois hollande/Flicker

France elects a 'normal' president in Francois Hollande

Brian Topp
On election day in Paris, Place de la Bastille (home of the left) was full and Place de la Concorde (home of the right) was empty. As sure a sign as any that the Socialist Party was about to win.
Columnists
Apr 24, 2012

Europe counts in French elections

France, which for decades has been split between left and right, with Presidential elections being decided 51 to 49 per cent on that basis, now is also splitting over attitudes towards Europe.
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