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If she had managed to stand, Christine Boutin would have got the media platform she hoped for. But she also risked failing to gather the necessary signatures, or polling a ridiculous score in the first round.
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For French journalists, Villepin is Nicolas Sarkozy's "worst nightmare." The former prime minister belongs to the same political family as Sarkozy. Yet he still decided to run for president to make sure a more socially-committed voice would be heard.
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The French system of public funds allowing minority parties to flourish might look quite eccentric from across the pond. But once elected, the new president doesn't owe victory to his generous donors.
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Hollande is competent. He has made huge efforts to become glamorous. Will that be enough to satisfy the French public's new appetite?
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The day after his first major campaign meeting, Francois Hollande has granted us an exclusive interview in which he gives us his vision of foreign policy.
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The "Joly case" doesn't mean French people will never vote for a naturalized citizen. It just means they need to find a competent one to vote for.
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The 73 year-old is struggling to reach 1 percent in the opinion polls, but he keeps soldiering on. Jean-Pierre Chevènement was once a major political figure in France. But now, he is more likely to get the 500 endorsements than poll a lot of votes.
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It is tragic that it takes the death of four more soldiers for the French public to engage in a real debate about Afghanistan. But the opportunist statements of a president seeking reelection are likely to rebound on him.
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Of course, no one can predict who the next French president will be. It doesn't really matter. The real winner will be austerity.