As the runoff round of the French presidential election approaches, the only hope for Sarkozy who was trailing Hollande by a 9-10 point margin was that right winger Marine Le Pen would endorse his candidacy. If at all, she was expected to do so this morning. She did not. Instead, she told her followers to cast a blank vote, in essence cementing the fate of Sarkozy, and setting France and Germany on a big showdown over the fate of the fiscal union, and Europe's austerity.
Ahead of the second round of voting on May 6, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist frontrunner François Hollande trade barbs in a live election debate watched by millions. A televised debate between France's presidential e... Read Post
Francois Hollande appeared Sunday to be the French Socialist choice to face President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential election. His opponent in Sunday's runoff election congratulated Hollande. "The Socialist primaries ha... Read Post