After Sarkozy

Englund, Steven
July 2012
Commonweal;7/13/2012, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p15
The article focuses on the economic and social policies of French President François Hollande. The president replaces Nicolas Sarkozy, who served for five years. Sarkozy and his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, strived to resolve the debt crisis that gripped the Eurozone and affected global commerce. Both leaders promised to promote austerity measures, particularly with social expenditures. Hollande's winning platform was to raise the minimum wage and invest in education.


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