French President François Hollande appointed Jean-Marc Ayrault as prime minister, saying the tandem would return to a traditional French division of power: a president who sets the broad agenda and a premier who implements it.
He likes to call himself “Mr. Normal,” which is a decided change from the many other epithets, like “Marshmallow man,” that have been tossed his way over the years. But Socialist leader Francois Hollande, who is set to become the next president of France
Financial markets will likely stumble this week after elections in Greece and France cast a pall of uncertainty over Europe’s efforts to solve its debt crisis.
French Socialist Francois Hollande appeared headed to victory over President Nicolas Sarkozy, according to exit polls of voters released by Swiss and Belgian news media. Those polls showed Hollande with 52 to 53 percent of the vote in an election
France’s presidential election has offered a glimpse of Europe in revolutionary mood. Yet it would be a mistake to draw the conclusion that the Fifth Republic is poised to elect a revolutionary president.
President Nicolas Sarkozy struggled to make inroads against Socialist challenger Francois Hollande as the only debate in France’s presidential election descended into an exchange of insults and accusations. Behind in the polls with the clock ticking
French President Nicolas Sarkozy courted far-right voters Monday in advance of a May 6 runoff against Socialist Francois Hollande, who won the most support in the first round of France’s presidential elections.
Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a runoff in the race for France’s presidency, according to partial official results after a first round of voting Sunday.
French voters headed to the polls on Sunday in round one of a presidential ballot, with economic despair on course to make Nicolas Sarkozy the first president to lose a fight for re-election in more than 30 years. In a contest driven as much by a dislike of Sarkozy’s showy style and his failure to […]
A candid moment between French and US presidents has laid bare the testy relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s allies, and underscored the lingering discord between the White House and the Israeli Prime Minister. In an exchange that took place at last week’s G20 meeting in Cannes, Nicolas Sarkozy allegedly branded Mr Netanyahu a ”liar”