François Fillon Spreads His Wings

During his five-year term, President Nicolas Sarkozy grabbed headlines for both his controversial policies and his polarizing persona. In the stoic and often-bland world of French politics, Sarkozy was not merely an anomaly – he was an outlier. In many ways, his defeat in 2012 by the uncharismatic François Hollande – who made his “normal” […]

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From Finances to Politics: A Look at the State of France’s Broken Center-Right

France’s center-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) has accrued a debt of over 74.5 million euros, according to a recent audit of the party accounts. This latest revelation could prove to be the final blow for a party marred in scandals that has so far proven incapable of actively opposing the policies of French […]

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