France elections

 
Hollande's socialists storm French Parliament
Hollande's socialists storm French Parliament
The left now holds a historic concentration of power in France as it controls both the assembly and the senate. But Hollande faces the difficult...
Election epic offers test for European incumbents
Election epic offers test for European incumbents
Europe is braced for an election bonanza this weekend that will determine the politics of the increasingly contested campaign to save the single...
New broom for 'back yard' of France
New broom for 'back yard' of France
On Sunday evening, as the news spread that Socialist Party candidate François Hollande had won the French presidential elections, people...
France jumps to the left as Hollande edges out Sarkozy
France jumps to the left as Hollande edges out Sarkozy
Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy with a decisive 51.7% share of the vote.
Sarkozy faces defeat as France votes
Sarkozy faces defeat as France votes
Buoyed by a tide of anger at Nicolas Sarkozy's inability to rein in rampant unemployment during his five-year term, Hollande was between four and...
French candidates battle scandal as polling day looms
French candidates battle scandal as polling day looms
French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande headed into the last round of his battle with Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday, with both candidates...
France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
Millions of French Twitter and Facebook users have been warned: anyone who tweets or posts the results of exit polls in the first-round vote before...
Sarkozy's political career could be over
Sarkozy's political career could be over
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday admitted publicly that he would quit politics if he lost next month's election, as his socialist...
S&P rating darkens Sarkozy's re-election prospects
S&P rating darkens Sarkozy's re-election prospects
Standard & Poor's decision to lower France's credit rating will help outsiders in the presidential election, throwing open what had long looked...
Soccer legend Eric Cantona sets sights on Sarkozy's job
Soccer legend Eric Cantona sets sights on Sarkozy's job
Former soccer star Eric Cantona wants to run in this year's presidential election in France and is trying to gather the signatures needed to do so,...

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