The new President of France was nominated on 15 May during a very official ceremony of 'passation de pouvoir'. But even before that, François Hollande had started to work on various fronts, from taxation in France to international matters.
Once again about 80% of the French population went to the voting offices on Sunday 6 May 2012. This will no doubt be a date to remember, as it promises to open a new era for France. With 51,67 % of the votes in favour of François Hollande, the French population has voiced out its will for a change in the coming five years.
A l’aube de l’élection présidentielle, les différents partis tentent de charmer les derniers électeurs incertains. Les cibles prioritaires sont bien évidemment les électeurs du territoire français, mais aussi les Français vivant à l’étranger.
The 2012 French presidential election is underway. While there are ten candidates, the winner is most likely to come from two of the three higher profile candidates ... Here is a brief overview of the election process, these three candidates and their parties.
n total juxtaposition to the glamour of the season of Advent, I recently read about a rather controversial decision which would affect the capital – or a good 9.2 per cent of it this year, if the unemployment statistics are anything to go by. During my time in Paris, I remember noticing the stark and irrefutable presence of the city’s SDF (sans domicile fixe, or homeless).