presidential election

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May 21, 2012
Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009. Photo: Pete Souza

Hope and disappointment: Obama's heartbreaking record

Gerry Caplan
That a black man could win the presidency was literally a dream come true. But no one knew exactly what that was, and almost four years later, it's still hard to know, harder than anyone expected.
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.
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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