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France's National Front Continue To Ride High, Taking Two Senate Seats

In a further blow to his credibility, French President Francois Hollande’s ruling Socialist Party has lost control of France’s Senate, allowing the National Front to pick up seats for the first time. The victory for the far right party marks their third significant electoral gain this year, and confirms their ascent into mainstream French politics. Show More Summary

The French Are Sick of Their Socialist President

A poll released Thursday showed that a strong majority of French citizens want their socialist President Francois Hollande to resign. The poll conducted by Le Figaro magazine found that 62 percent of respondents think it's time for Hollande to go. Show More Summary

Socialist French President Who 'Despises the Poor' Beaten by Le Pen in Latest Poll

Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary

Francois Hollande in Purgatory

French president François Hollande is evermore himself and this is bad news for France. In his first year it was the old Socialist pattern of campaigning in left-wing poetry (for example the 75 percent tax on incomes over 1 million euros),...Show More Summary

Francois Hollande changes his spots

(Paul Mirengoff) In The Leopard, his great novel of 19th century Sicily, Giuseppe di Lampedusa writes about “that highly profitably grey area of the extreme left of the extreme right. It seems that Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France, hopes to profit in the area of the extreme right of the extreme left. Show More Summary

French PM expels dissidents from cabinet

Manuel Valls reshuffles cabinet to silence ministers who openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande.

French borrowing costs fall to record low despite crisis

The interest or yield indicated by 10-year bonds already issued and traded on the secondary market fell to 1.325 percent, although it edged back up later to 1.329 percent. Socialist President Francois Hollande ordered his Prime Minister...Show More Summary

French Socialist Leader Hollande Pledges Military Support to Iraq to Fight ISIS

ISIS fighters step on a photo of Kurdish leader Barzani in northern Iraq after Iraqi forces fled the area. French Socialist leader Francois Hollande pledged his country’s support to Iraqi forces fighting the ISIS terrorist army. Expatica reported: French President … Continue reading ?

Va Va Voom

The Sunday Times carried a funny story the other day about the increasingly bitter dispute in French politics between former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist successor, Francois Hollande. If the newspaper claims are to beShow More Summary

It’s a bit rich for France to castigate Britain for sheltering oligarchs

There’s a big to-do between France and Britain at the moment, with France accusing Britain of protecting oligarchs’ money in London. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party said that before lecturing… Continue reading The post It’s a bit rich for France to castigate Britain for sheltering oligarchs appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hollande’s proposed “cap” on nuclear electricity capacity

France’s President Francois Hollande and his Socialist Party ran on a platform that included scaling back France’s dependence on nuclear energy. It was not a very popular part of his campaign pitch, but Sarkozy was such a flawed candidate that Hollande won anyway. Show More Summary

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,...Show More Summary

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