Paris Municipal Elections: Two Weeks to Go

LILLE – With less than two weeks until the French elect the 36,680 mayors that will govern their municipalities for the next six years, it is time to look at the most important race: Paris. If you thought the French electoral system hard to understand, Paris’ is even worse. Because of the its size and its […]

Hollande Not to Attend Winter Olympics

President François Hollande is the latest addition to the list of key international figures who will not attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in February. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced last Sunday without explanation that the President would not be attending. Many speculated that he was following suit of several other world leaders […]

Bayrou & Borloo Unite Again in Formation of The Alternative

It was like a family reunion. Not the kind when your family gathers every Christmas or Easter, but instead when you resolve a longstanding family dispute and make peace with a brother you have not seen in ten years. François Bayrou and Jean-Louis Borloo have joined their efforts and formed a new political party, the […]

Stop Making a Fool Outta Me, Valérie: Ségolène Royal’s Public Vindication

I get it.  Your boyfriend’s ex looms over your relationship like the eerie ghost of happy-days-past, and though you’re arguably prettier than she, you’re also bound to be a bit insecure. She doesn’t help things with her “I’m-super-happy-now-and-more-successful-than-ever-without-you” Facebook posts, photos, and Tweets that you’re just sure get under his skin. Sure, he’s happy with […]

Hollande’s Reaction to Paris 1961 Massacre

This Wednesday, October 17th, the French President, Francois Hollande declared that the French Republic “clearly acknowledges the blood-ridden” repression of the Algerian protest in Paris on October 17th 1961. Mr. Hollande asserts that, “ On October 17th 1961, Algerians who were protesting for their right of independence, were killed in a brutal repression… Fifty-one years […]