I went to Lille in northern France a few days before the first round of the French presidential election to attend a rally held by the socialist candidate Francois Hollande. It was a depressing experience. Thunderous music pulsated through the ugly and poorly heated Zenith convention hall a few blocks from the city center. The rhetoric was as empty and cliché-driven as an American campaign event.
French Socialist Francois Hollande has won most votes in the first round of the country's presidential election, early estimates say. He got about 28% of votes, according to projections based on partial results, against about 26% fo... 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