Markets have held the French elections in focus lately.
The outcome of the political battle between right-of-center incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande could dictate the future of euro crisis support.
At the same time, France faces significant economic hurdles of its own, which are being compounded by the crisis.
As it stands, France's banks have high exposure to Italian sovereign debt and the French government has no access to European Central Bank resources to stem borrowing costs.
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
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