The second round of the 2014 French Municipal Elections concluded tonight. Haven’t been following the coverage? Check out our map to see who won in which cities and to find out which cities changed hands. To see how the results came in, see our live blog from tonight’s elections. For more information:An analysis on the municipal elections in Paris. Information on the French municipal system. An explanation of the important strongholds and contested elections throughout France.[Read More…]
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As the 2013 fiscal year comes to an end, President François Hollande, Interior Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, and the French Parliament have made several commitments to financial overhaul for the coming year. Plagued by discontent over high taxes and proposed pension reforms, President Hollande has set out six goals for the new year, covering political issues such as immigration and European relations. But Hollande is chiefly focused on economic reform: reduction of unemployment, mitigation of taxes,[Read More…]
A storm over political bias of France’s judges has blown up, with the revelation of a bizarre Mur des Cons—literally, “Wall of Jerks” –in France’s second largest Magistrates union. The wall featured caricatures and insulting slogans of French right wing political heavyweights, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Comments on the wall accuse politicians of a number of crimes, from fascism to a lack of patriotism. Former Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux, for example, was named “the[Read More…]