April 1, 2014

Dithering Francois Stunned into Action

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

After a revolt by voters, and losing ground to the far Right, the President of France had little choice but to promote 'Sarkozy’s clone.'

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, France, Europe, Eurozone, National Front, Marine Le Pen


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