March 20, 2012

Could French Tragedy Upend the Election?

Eric Pape, Foreign Policy

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In the midst of a particularly grim political campaign and barely a month before the French begin to vote for their next president, the French political class suddenly downshifted in respectful acknowledgment of a particularly grim national tragedy.

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TAGGED: France, Nicolas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande, Toulouse

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