Amherst, MA - In less than three months, Nicolas Sarkozy will probably become the second president in the 50-year history of the French Fifth Republic to be defeated for re-election. (The first time was in 1981, when incumbent president Valery Giscard d'Estaing lost to Francois Mitterrand.) Sarkozy's standing in the polls is at a historic low for a Fifth Republic president.
Ahead of the second round of voting on May 6, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist frontrunner François Hollande trade barbs in a live election debate watched by millions. A televised debate between France's presidential e... Read Post
PARIS - France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalizing on public anger over the government's austerity policies. Read Post