In America, ‘Socialist’ is a sneering insult, so how does this bode for France where they just elected a Socialist for President? Some here are euphoric while others are predicting the worst. Here are some well-written takes on these new developments:
New York Times’ Paul Krugman takes the positive view on what this might mean for the European recovery in Those Revolting Europeans, while The Daily Mail pulls no punches in going for the more dire take in Au Revoir Austerity! French Vote for Return to Ruinous Spending.
For a thoughtful analysis of what this all might mean, read The Independent’s Francois Hollande Strikes Fear in the Heart of France’s Rich.
The Telegraph’s Francois Hollande Fulfills his Destiny at Last is worth reading to know more about the man that will be leading France, and to read more about his new nemesis (now that Sarkozy is out of the picture), here is a very interesting piece from the Herald Tribune on Marine LePen and How She Lead Sarkozy to the Guillotine, by Maureen Dowd. And finally, another one from Maureen Dowd, this one an amusing gossip roundup dealing with the incoming and outgoing president’s complicated love lives…
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