French Elections 2012

François Hollande is President of the French Republic

Brian John Spencer | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Having won the first round of the French presidential elections with 28.63% of the vote the leader of the Parti Socialiste François Hollande has dislodged UMP incumbent Sarkozy with the backing of 51.7% of the French electorate who turned out at a level of 80.2%.

How Interested Are UK Students in the French Elections?

George Bowden | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
George Bowden

This Sunday, voting in the first round of the French Presidential elections takes place, yet I find Student interest in the battle for the Élysée Palace across the Channel still heavily shadowed by the race for the White House across the pond. Is this because of language, culture or the varied mix of political parties in France? Or has euro-scepticism among British students increased?