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 weekend vote, battling for supporters of the eight fallen candidates ahead of a head-to-head, May 6 run-off. Hollande has the upper hand, with polls showing him 10 percentage points ahead of Sarkozy.
With 95 percent of the vote in, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande — tellingly nicknamed Flanby (pudding) by the right and Mr. Normal by himself — is officially France's new president. He beat heavyweight Nicolas Sarkozy 51.6 to ... Read Post
This weekend, France will vote for its next president. After a first round, it's down to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist challenger Francois Hollande. Since Sarkozy was elected in 2007, a lot has changed. One of the most... Read Post