French Politics

The Takeaway

Hollande Wins First Round of French Presidential Election, Runoff May 6

Monday, April 23, 2012

Francois Hollande was the winner of the first round in the French Presidential election, and will now face the current President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff election. Sarkozy came in second in the poll. The presidential runoff election is May 6. Joining us from the French capital is long time correspondent for our partner the BBC in Paris Hugh Scholfield.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory Update: French Politics

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Elaine Sciolino, a Paris Correspondent for the New York Times, talks about the presidential campaign in France, where the debate over the economy has taken center stage. We’ll also look at how the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has sparked a national conversation, and the French reaction to how well “The Artist” did at last month’s Oscars. Her latest book is La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.



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