Forum: France: One year after the Sarkozy defeat

Forum: France: One year after the Sarkozy defeat
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location

CSI/CSJ
720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 47.8476" N, 79° 24' 38.2248" W

François Hollande and his Socialist Party came to power following presidential and legislative elections in May-June 2012. While the defeat of hard-Right president Nicolas Sarkozy and his UMP party certainly came as a huge relief, Hollande and his government have essentially pursued the same agenda as the defeated forces of the Right and have plummeted in the opinion polls.

How have the forces to the left of the Hollande government responded in a context of Socialist disarray, continuing economic crisis in France and the EU and growing popularity of the far-Right Front National party? What are their prospects in the coming period? Come out for a talk and discussion about these and other questions with a supporter of the GTWA and Socialist Project who has been living in France for the past year and who is a member of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) in Paris.

Co-sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly and Socialist Project