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.
President Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of clinging to power were fading two days before France's election runoff after far-right and centrist leaders deserted him, despite polls putting Socialist Francois Hollande's lead narrowing. Read Post
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