Breaking up is hard to do, and now Angela Merkel will have to toe with a new dance partner. In Francois Hollande she will find a different kind of dancer, but not an unfamiliar one. Francois Hollande trained under that other Francois, France's former socialist president Mitterrand. To say that Hollande took a page from the playbook of his his mentor would be an understatement, in the classic French tradition.
Francois Hollande will not be inaugurated as France's president until May 15, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel is already pouring cold water on the signature promise of his campaign. Proclaiming that "Germany doesn't decide for a... Read Post
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would welcome French president-elect Francois Hollande “with open arms”. ||| German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would welcome French president-elect Francois Hollande “with op... Read Post