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Wonkbook: Can a French Socialist save the euro zone?

In France, the Socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, won a narrow victory in the first round of France's presidential election. He and Nicolas Sarkozy will now move to a runoff. But Hollande will not mainly be running against Sarkozy. As his campaign manager said, the vote “is a reaction against austerity." Hollande's campaign platform is, in large part, a protest against austerity.
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Hollande appears to be French left choice to oppose Sarkozy

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

Francois Hollande appeared Sunday to be the French Socialist choice to face President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential election. His opponent in Sunday's runoff election congratulated Hollande. "The Socialist primaries ha... Read Post

Socialist Party Candidate Defeats Sarkozy In French Presidential Election

News : Mediaite (2 years ago)

Nicolas Sarkozy has officially conceded defeat in France's presidential race, meaning the next leader of the French Republic will be Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande. Hollande was pushed into office by voters not necessar... Read Post

Nicolas Sarkozy's nemesis: Who is Francois Hollande?

News : The Week: News & Opinion (2 years ago)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on the ropes after finishing behind Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in the first round of France's presidential election. Both candidates returned to the campaign trail on Monday after the ... Read Post


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