The conventional wisdom in Europe goes like this: The leadership of Europe has been a total disaster throughout the crisis, but it would be HORRIBLE if France changed course and didn't re-elect Sarkozy.
Today we get the first results of the French election, and we'll see, most likely, that Sarkozy and his liberal challenger Francois Hollande will be headed for a runoff this summer.
Europe is facing a fresh economic crisis after France rejected austerity and elected a tax-and-spend socialist president. Nicolas Sarkozy suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Francois Hollande, who ran on a platform of tear... Read Post
Washington (CNN) -- The French will vote next week to elect a new president. The April 22 election pits incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy against challenger Francois Hollande. Sarkozy, a conservative, argues that France did well compared wi... Read Post