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French President to Sue Website for Defamation

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will bring charges against a news website for claiming that late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi had offered to give him $50 million to help finance his first presidential bid. French website Mediapart reported Saturday that it had obtained a 2006 Libyan document signed by Libya’s then-intelligence chief, Moussa Koussa, […]

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France’s Sarkozy Appeals to Far Right Following First-Round Defeat

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is courting the country’s far-right voters, following his second-place finish in Sunday’s first-round presidential elections. Mr. Sarkozy received 27 percent of the vote, and was edged out by Socialist Francois Hollande with 28 percent. But far-right candidate Marine Le Pen finished a surprising third with more than 18 percent, the best […]

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French Socialist Outpolls President Sarkozy in First-Round Voting

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Socialist Francois Hollande has emerged as the front runner in France’s presidential election after edging incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s first round. With counting nearly complete, Hollande had more than 28 percent of the vote and the conservative Mr. Sarkozy 27 percent. They will meet again in a runoff on May 6. Eight other candidates […]

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Hollande Emerges as Frontrunner in French Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Socialist Francois Hollande has emerged as the frontrunner in France’s presidential election after beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s first round. First official results give Hollande 29 percent of the vote and the conservative Mr. Sarkozy 26 percent. Both will meet again in a runoff vote on May 6. Eight other candidates finished far behind. […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Official results from France’s presidential election show Socialist candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy advancing to a second round of voting. Partial results from Sunday’s poll give Hollande 28.4 percent of the vote, with Sarkozy receiving 25.5 percent. In a surprising finish, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was in a strong third place, […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of French are voting in presidential elections, which are expected to see incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy lose his seat after just one term. Sunday’s vote will whittle down the field from 10 to two, with Mr. Sarkozy and his main opponent, Socialist Francois Hollande, expected to face each other in a head-to-head runoff May 6. […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni voted Sunday in the first round of France’s presidential election. Mr. Sarkozy’s main opponent, Socialist Francois Hollande cast his vote earlier in the day. Opinion polls before the election indicated that Mr. Sarkozy was trailing Mr. Hollande by several points. Pollsters say Marine Le Pen on […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Voting began in France Sunday, in the first round of a presidential election that current President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to lose. The latest opinion polls indicate that Mr. Sarkozy is trailing his main rival, Socialist Francois Hollande, by several points. The polls also indicate that Mr. Sarkozy would lose in an expected runoff May […]

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France Wraps Up Last Day of Campaigning Ahead of Sunday Vote

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The 10 candidates seeking the French presidency have held their last day of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting that President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to lose. Several new polls out Friday indicate that President Sarkozy is trailing his main rival, Socialist Francois Hollande, by several points. Polls also show that Mr. Sarkozy […]

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French Presidential Election Heads to Sunday Vote

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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France’s presidential election campaigning neared the end Friday, with President Nicolas Sarkozy apologizing for his mistakes and leading challenger Francois Hollande confident of ousting him. The first round of voting Sunday includes 10 candidates, but surveys of French voters show the embattled Sarkozy locked in a tight battle with Hollande, a Socialist. The two leading […]

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