The first round of the French presidential elections took place yesterday. As expected, the contest for the keys to the Elysée will be between Socialist candidate François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy in the final run-off on 6 May (when, incidentally, the Greek elections are also taking place). The key question now is what decision the almost 45% of French voters who didn't vote for Hollande or Sarkozy yesterday will make in two weeks' time.
The Lede is following the first and only debate of the French election contest on Wednesday between President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist rival, François Hollande. Read Post
The gap between Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist François Hollande is now tantalisingly close, the latest confidential poll suggests, as voting begun voting in the final round of France's presidential elections. Convinced he can pull o... Read Post