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French Socialists Revolt Against Prime Minister, Threaten Vote of No Confidence

Further compounding president Francois Hollande's problem with the European Commission Rejection of France's Proposal for Deficit Target Leniency, the socialists are in open revolt against new Prime Minister Manuel Valls.The socialists consider Valls as too pro-business. Show More Summary

Can a Fish Out of the Water Please Everyone at the Same Time?

After annoying the socialists with the appointment of right-winger Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, French president Francois Hollande went the other way by expanding the role of extreme left-winger and state interventionist Arnaud Montebourg.Please consider Hollande boosts left in cabinet reshuffle. Show More Summary

Hollande's Failures May Lead to an Emboldened, Eurosceptic Germany

In most cases, the humiliation of French socialist President Francois Hollande in Sunday’s final round of national local elections could mean nothing but joy for the eurosceptics among Britain's Conservatives. The euro-enthusiast Hollande has been battered by Marine LePen’s anti-EU National Front and defeated by Nicholas Sarkozy’s centre-right UMP. Show More Summary

Manuel Valls Named As New French Prime Minister

(PARIS) — France’s president has named 51-year-old Socialist Manuel Valls as the country’s new prime minister. In a prerecorded televised speech, Francois Hollande said Valls, the former interior minister, would lead a “combative government.” Hollande admitted “it’s time to start a new stage,” just 24 hours after his Socialists suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal…

French government resigns after Socialist Party suffers heavy losses

France’s government resigned Monday and President Francois Hollande was expected to name a new prime minister, just 24 hours after his Socialists suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections.

French Government Resigns Ahead Of Reshuffle

(PARIS) — France’s government has resigned ahead of a reshuffle that comes 24 hours after President Francois Hollande’s Socialists suffered losses in nationwide municipal elections seen as a referendum on his leadership. Disappointment...Show More Summary

Parisians Elect Socialist As First Female Mayor

Anne Hidalgo of France’s Socialist Party, the same party as France’s president, Francois Hollande, won her race, even as the party didn’t do well in many other municipal elections. The Spanish-born Hidalgo, 54, who defeated her rival in a tight second-round vote, will take over City Hall from her mentor, popular Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, who […]

Socialists Head for Drubbing in France

French pollsters said the governing Socialists lost ground to the conservative right in municipal elections today that are seen as a referendum on embattled President Francois Hollande and certain to lead to a government shakeup. Estimates showed the anti-immigration far right adding several towns to its victory bucket after a...

French Jobless Rate Surges Under Hollande's Socialists

In France, 31,500 people joined the rolls of the unemployed last month. This indicates a greater than 420,000 person increase in the number of unemployed since President Francois Hollande "took office in May 2012." According to thelocal.fr,...Show More Summary

Awkward: Reporter Asks President About His Socialist Policies (Video)

In response to Obama Is Everything 'Alex' Warned About: Another fun moment from Obama's press conference with French President Francois Hollande, yesterday, occurred when a french reporter asked the president (Hollande - not Obama) about his ruinous Socialist policies. Show More Summary

CBS Touts French President's Affair, But Ignores Unpopularity of His Socialist Policies

Reporting on Tuesday's White House state dinner featuring French president Francois Hollande, the CBS Evening News ignored the plummeting approval rating for his socialist policies. CBS touched on the controversy of Hollande's affair...Show More Summary

As East Coast Braces For Its Next Snowstorm… Obama and Hollande Push New Global Warming Pact

Socialist French President Francois Hollande and President Barack Obama called for a new “ambitious” global climate change deal during talks today in Washington DC. The two far left leaders used the occasion to publish a joint letter calling for a … Continue reading ?

Comrades In Arms: Obama Greets Francois Hollande - Live Webcast

We are sure they have lots to learn from one another - OBAMA SAYS FRANCE, U.S. STAND `SHOULDER TO SHOULDER' OBAMA SAYS U.S., FRANCE AGREE ON CONTINUED IRANIAN SANCTIONS Spot the Socialist... JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV

Surprise: France's Socialist President Not So Popular Anymore

Who’s up for some more French socialism? Apparently not the people of France, if Francois Hollande’s approval ratings...

France’s ‘Socialists’ To Be Tested After Two Years of Francois Hollande

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In an extensive piece in Le Monde, Serge Halimi’s analysis of France’s current political turmoil gives clarity to the history about how and why the French economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse. And according to Halimi, part of...Show More Summary

Socialist President Hollande Promises a New Course for France

Socialist Francois Hollande is the least liked President in modern French history. His strategy of rolling back social security cuts and raising taxes has been a disaster for France, which has seen near zero growth and rising unemployment since he took office. Show More Summary

France’s Hollande in middle of an Affair Controversy

WASHINGTON — French Socialist President Francois Hollande intended to lay out a plan to help jump-start the French economy, but those plans were derailed when news of a potential affair hit the tabloids. Reuters reported that Hollande’s longtime girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler, was admitted to a French hospital due to shock of the news. Hollande reportedly […]

French to Cut 50 Billion Euros in Public Spending

(PARIS) — French President Francois Hollande is promising to cut 50 billion euros ($68 billion) in public spending over the years 2015-2017 to try to improve public finances. Hollande, a Socialist, came to office in 2012 on pledges to avoid the painful austerity measures carried out by neighboring Spain and Italy. Show More Summary

French First Girlfriend Hospitalized After Francois Hollande Affair With Actress Exposed

When it comes to socialism, the world's premier promoter of egalite - France's Francois Hollande - is very aware that in a socialist utopia, no property is private. Hence everything can be shared, such as actress Julie Gayet with whom it was revealed last week he had an affair with. Show More Summary

On The Rack

Events in France are taking an interesting turn as the bold socialist programme of President Francois Hollande seems to be getting thrown into reverse, if the report from the Independent is anything to go by. The flagship policy of President...Show More Summary

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