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Lawrence Cannon
David J. Climenhaga | If you don't think Stephen Harper despises social democrats, consider this: Two days after François Hollande was elected president of France, Harper named Lawrence Cannon Canada's ambassador to Paris!
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Duncan Cameron | 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.
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Photo: Aude Guerrucci/francois hollande/Flicker
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.
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Duncan Cameron | 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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Photo: Benjamin Géminel/François Hollande's photostream on Flickr
Brian Topp | In these times, any social democrat who succeeds in making good progress ridding the world of yet another conservative government merits our respectful attention. So what did François Hollande do?
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Laurent Gbagbo
David J. Climenhaga | It's a pathetic state of affairs when we have to turn to Paragliding Forum to try to answer obvious questions about a major and heavily covered international news story.
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Duncan Cameron | Popular uprisings in the Middle East were a surprise only because the situations had been not been reported, analyzed and discussed from the perspective of democratic practice and social justice.
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Duncan Cameron | Fearing another national election with two right-wing parties competing for the presidency, PS party hopefuls for the presidential candidacy outline their policies.