A very social democrat

MacShane, Denis
April 2012
New Statesman;4/23/2012, Vol. 141 Issue 5102, p15
The author argues that Socialist French presidential candidate François Hollande is altering the politics in Europe in 2012. He traces how France has historically been politically different from the U.S. and Europe, suggesting that Hollande will avoid the pitfalls other French Socialist governments have encountered. Also mentioned are incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy's faults, France's relations with Libya in 2011, and the declining popularity of the French Greens party.


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