Tag: Francois Hollande

Pauvre Fillon

Pauvre Fillon. François Fillon, faithful Frenchman and respectable son of Sarthe, was targeted. By whom, exactly, no one knows. His overwhelming win of the LR — Les Républicains — primary was unexpected. His victory in the 2017 French presidential election,…

France’s November reflections

Several hundred people gathered in the courtyard of Les Invalides on Friday, November 27, 2015, to remember the 130 victims of the Paris attacks. I listened to live coverage on RMC. You could have heard a pin drop. There were…

France’s leftist paradise under construction

The former mayor of Nantes, now Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has named a provisional list of ministers. All are now required to run for office in June’s parliamentary elections. Should they lose, they will also lose their ministry appointments.  That…

François le Normal – day one

Today, May 15, 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy made his final handover to French president François Hollande. RMC and BFMTV reporters at the Elysée Palace said there was a definite chill in the air. They weren’t talking about the parky temperatures, either.…