Hollande Warned By Germans As He Collects Allies Against MerkelThe simmering feud over policy between Germany and France was evident last week.
French Legislative Elections Dominated By Change Your PartnerThe French Conservatives hope that this week's events will provided a bit of a lift in Sunday's election.
French Socialists And Allies Win Round One, But No LandslideThere will be no left landslide reminiscent of 1981, but a more cohesive left will still obtain a majority in the National Assembly.
Ex Party Of Government Faces Electoral Drubbing Without A LeaderThe UMP, up to a month ago the party in power in France, is facing a debacle in the legislative elections. The comeback path will be long.
French Israelis Solidly Backed SarkozySarkozy won nearly 93 percent of the votes of French citizens in Israel, but expats elsewhere reflected the vote back home.
Hollande's Victory Will Provide Springboard For Legislative VoteAnalysis: Having won the presidency, the French left appears a shoo-in to win June's legislative elections.
Hollande's Expected Victory Casts Shadow On Franco-German MotorFor now the financial markets are discounting Francois Hollande's campaign pledges as mere rhetoric.
Le Pen Scorns Both Major Parties Guaranteeing Hollande's VictoryNicolas Sarkozy had to simultaneously win votes to his right and those in the center. He apparently will do neither.
Sarkozy Offer Of Referendum Reflects Legislative RoadblockEven though his offer of a referendum reflects constitutional reality, Sarkozy's position further unnerves EU.
Sarkozy Trades Barbs With EU Partisans As He Woos Le Pen VotersThe success of anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen has caused a slanging match between the EU and French politicians.
Right Does Better Than Expected But Sarkozy Remains The UnderdogAlthough the right actually bested the left on the first round in overall votes, this will not save Nicolas Sarkozy on the second round.
France Elections Headed for RunoffFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy to face socialist Francois Hollande in a runoff election on May 6.
Fight Against Anti-Semitism Enters French ElectionFrench Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande said he will "relentlessly fight against anti-Semitism” if elected Sunday.
Sarkozy Promises To Curb Immigrant Welfare SpongesNicolas Sarkozy pursued his difficult strategy of appealing to the right without alienating centrists and evoked specter of economic ruin.
Sarkozy Must Move Right And Left Simultaneously To Beat HollandeIn the aftermath of the Toulouse massacres. Sarkozy has slightly narrowed the odds. but needs votes to his right and left.
Anti-Semitic Muslim Preachers Persona Non Grata In FranceNicolas Sarkozy and his rivals seek to demonstrate toughness against Muslim extremism.
Far Left Candidate Seeks to Arouse French Revolutionary SpiritThe surge by the French extreme left has paradoxically given the center-right some hope.
Sarkozy Veers From Defender Of The Euro To Critic of EUNicolas Sarkozy, in trying to revive his campaign, has attacked the EU's failure on illegal immigration and job protection.
Sarkozy Promises to Visit Israel If Re-electedFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy promises that if he is re-elected, he will visit Israel and the PA to promote peace.
Jewish Kosher Slaughter Enters French Presidential CampaignFrench PM Francois Fillon stumbled by casting aspersions on ritual slaughter.
Sarkozy Bombs In Bayonne As Basques Hoot Him, Hollande GainsSarkozy's hope for first ballot win had a setback last week when he was chased into a bar by demonstrators. Hollande plans 75% tax for rich.
Sarkozy Trails in Polls as Pessimistic France Blames LeadersNicolas Sarkozy must combat rampant pessimism and the feeling that past French governments left the country unprepared for the modern world.
Nicolas Sarkozy To End False Suspense; Le Pen Seeks SponsorsNicolas Sarkozy about to end shadow candidacy and declare, while Marine Le Pen may or may not have enough sponsors to qualify.
Attack On Minister Of Interior Triggers Parliamentary WalkoutThe Gueant affair has escalated after a Socialist Deputy all but accused the Minister of Interior of sympathy for the Nazi era.
Clash Of Civilizations Enters French Presidential ContestFrench Interior Minister has enlivened the French presidential elections by claiming that cultures that subjugate women are not equal.
Sarkozy Would Have France Emulate The Success of GermanyNicolas Sarkozy plans to offer the French a German style economy, promising competitiveness and low unemployment.
Undeclared French Presidential Candidate Running Out Of TimeNicolas Sarkozy will try to convince Frenchmen on Sunday that he is not yet a man of the past.
Sarkozy to Quit Politics if He Loses Re-ElectionIs French President Nicolas Sarkozy a sore loser? Sarkozy claimed last weekend that he will quit politics if he is not re-elected.
Hollande Mimics Obama's "Change" ThemeSocialist Party nominee Francois Hollande made a pitch to the French left in kicking off his presidential campaign.
French Socialists Begin To Take Le Pen Candidacy SeriouslyWhile the Socialist game plan has been to trounce Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round they are showing concern about a Le Pen surge.
Le Pen Hopes To Capitalize On French Economic DiscontentMarine Le Pen in an attempt to restore momentum is adopting populism and protectionism.
Anti-Deficit Sarkozy Pivots to Tackle Rising UnemploymentWhile Sarkozy was fighting the deficit, he neglected the unemployment front. Now he is desperately trying to catch up.
His Position Has Improved, But Sarkozy Has a Long Way to GoMarine Le Pen will not block Nicolas Sarkozy from making it into the second round of the presidential elections but can still hurt him.
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