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May. 7, 2012

  Elections are done. Hollande is the new elected president of France, and he will take office on May 15th. Last night the streets of Paris, and especially the Bastille square, were the epicenter of a massive socialist party. A…

May. 7, 2012

François Hollande, the socialist candidate, was elected the next French president with 51,67%, while incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy obtained 48,33%. You will find in this post videos and photos of the socialist celebration both at the party’s headquarters and at the…

May. 6, 2012

My photos o f the French presidential election on Instagram      

May. 6, 2012

Today is the second round of the presidential election in France, a celebration of democracy you can live through this site. In this post you will find images, news, and personal tweets of what I have been witnessing during the…

May. 5, 2012

All polls indicate that socialist candidate François Hollande will be elected as the next French president, with 53% of the votes. One day before Election-Day I visited Levallois-Perret an upper-middle class district in the outskirts of Paris.In the first round,…

May. 5, 2012

During the electoral campaign French president Nicolas Sarkozy constantly complained about how the press treated him and his re-elections ambitions. At several occasions Sarkozy put himself as a victim of the media, which he denounced as being partisan all along…

May. 4, 2012

Forty eight hours before Election Day, next Sunday May 6th, all campaigns must stop in France. On that Friday candidates perform their very last efforts to convince the electorate. Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy travelled to the Vendée region, on the west…

May. 3, 2012

Yves Fabbri is one year away from retirement. For the past 42 years he has worked at the steel plant in Florange, 300 km. east of Paris, today owned by giant Arcelor Mittal group. He is also the secretary general…

May. 2, 2012

More than 17 million people watched on TV the debate between the two last presidential contenders, incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist François Hollande. Also the internet, mostly Twitter and Facebook, was on fire with people’s comments, accusations, rectifications and support…

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