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As in many election campaigns, foreign policy is not one of the French public’s main interests.
When the two finalists have mentioned it, foreign
The first round of France’s Presidential election has been watched well beyond the country’s borders. Numerous European broad sheets led with the
They are young, they are French and they are part of what is known as Generation Y.
A generation less than 30 years old, they are said to number 13
Lyon is France’s second city and birth place of the 1990s urban riots which spread across the country. The city has long been conservative and the
Less than a year ago, on 14 May, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or ‘DSK’) scandal exploded. Numerous commentaries came out of it, notably about the
The French presidential election is the first to be held in the country since the arrival of a president of mixed race in the White House, in the
France last year granted citizenship to 66,000 immigrants, although the figure is steadily being reduced; the government’s immigration policy is
2007 – 6 May: Sarkozy is elected, leader of the UMP conservative party, beating Socialist rival candidate Ségolène Royal. – 16 May: He travels to
Is there a serial killer at work, committing racist crimes? Investigations are still in the early stages, but, with electoral campaigning for
The French presidential election is about to be held – first round voting will be on 22 April. The polling is taking place under gloomy conditions