President Normal Roiled By Domestic AbnormalitiesThe French Conservatives hope that this week's events will provided a bit of a lift in Sunday's election.
France Semi-United Left Trumps A Fractured RightThere will be no left landslide reminiscent of 1981, but a more cohesive left will still obtain a majority in the National Assembly.
UMP Still Trying To Devise A Recuperation PathThe 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.
Left's Unity Will Assure National Assembly ControlAnalysis: Having won the presidency, the French left appears a shoo-in to win June's legislative elections.
Is Hollande's Challenge To Germany All Bluster?For now the financial markets are discounting Francois Hollande's campaign pledges as mere rhetoric.
Sarkozy Fails To Expand Support BaseNicolas Sarkozy had to simultaneously win votes to his right and those in the center. He apparently will do neither.
Sarkozy Shakes EU By Introducing The "R" WordEven though his offer of a referendum reflects constitutional reality, Sarkozy's position further unnerves EU.
Sarkozy And Hollande Both Blame EU For Le Pen VoteThe success of anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen has caused a slanging match between the EU and French politicians.
Le Pen, The Surprise Of Elections, Plays NeutralAlthough 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 Socialists Clash Over National FrontNicolas Sarkozy pursued his difficult strategy of appealing to the right without alienating centrists and evoked specter of economic ruin.
Sarkozy Narrows Race But Needs ReinforcementsIn the aftermath of the Toulouse massacres. Sarkozy has slightly narrowed the odds. but needs votes to his right and left.
Toulouse Aftershocks Influence French CampaignNicolas Sarkozy and his rivals seek to demonstrate toughness against Muslim extremism.
Melenchon Wants To Be Last 5th Republic PresidentThe surge by the French extreme left has paradoxically given the center-right some hope.
France May Abandon Europe Without BordersNicolas 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 Organizations Slam French Prime MinisterFrench PM Francois Fillon stumbled by casting aspersions on ritual slaughter.
Sarkozy Bombs In Bayonne As Basques Hoot HimSarkozy'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 Still Trails On Second Ballot PollsNicolas Sarkozy must combat rampant pessimism and the feeling that past French governments left the country unprepared for the modern world.
French Presidential Ballot To Take Final ShapeNicolas Sarkozy about to end shadow candidacy and declare, while Marine Le Pen may or may not have enough sponsors to qualify.
UMP Seizes On Inflammatory Remarks To Go On AttackThe Gueant affair has escalated after a Socialist Deputy all but accused the Minister of Interior of sympathy for the Nazi era.
All Cultures Are Not Created Equal, Says MinisterFrench Interior Minister has enlivened the French presidential elections by claiming that cultures that subjugate women are not equal.
Merkel Will Try To Help Sarkozy Win ReelectionNicolas Sarkozy plans to offer the French a German style economy, promising competitiveness and low unemployment.
Hollande Relegates Sarkozy To The PastNicolas 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.
Le Pen Pledges to Save Billions By EU Euro ExitWhile 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 Appeals To Voters Hurt By Falling EconomyMarine Le Pen in an attempt to restore momentum is adopting populism and protectionism.
Sarkozy Cannot Plug All the Economic Leaks in TimeWhile Sarkozy was fighting the deficit, he neglected the unemployment front. Now he is desperately trying to catch up.
Sarkozy Neck and Neck in Polls with HollandeMarine 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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