May 15, 2012 Posted by Jay Livingston File this under “differences in political culture” (or “The French just don’t know how to do these things.”) François Hollande was sworn into office yesterday as President of France. Hollande invited just three dozen or so private guests to join the 350 officials at the event. His partner, political journalist Valérie Trierweiler, was present, but their children were not.
French voters in Marseille have little hope that a Socialist president can reverse France's decline under UMP incumbent Eleonore will vote for François Hollande on Sunday, but not with any great hope that he'll do much to change her... Read Post
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