Valls’ Widespread Popularity with Public Belies Criticism from Peers

Manuel Valls, Minister of the Interior and one of France’s leading Parti socialiste (PS) politicians, is back in the domestic headlines this past week, although for reasons other than the purely political. Still in the public eye for polemical comments made over Roma settlements in late September, Valls has continued grab media attention by way of […]

Popularity Levels for Hollande and Ayrault Rise

Things may be looking up for French President Francois Hollande. His approval ratings rose 2% to reach 32% on September 3, and those of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault rose 2% to reach 38%. Results were measured according to a survey conducted by polling company Ifop for September. According to the survey, 67% of the […]

Approval Ratings for Hollande, Ayrault Rise

Things may be looking up for French President François Hollande, as his approval ratings rose 2% to reach 32% on September 3. Those of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also rose 2% to reach 38%. Results were measured according to a survey conducted by marketing firm Institute français d’opinion publique (IFOP). According to the survey, 67% of […]