French elections are done in two rounds. The top two candidates by popular vote square off in round two. Things do not look good for French president Nicolas Sarkozy, especially for round two. However, he may not make it that far.
Latest polls show French President Sarkozy is losing ground to right-wing anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round of the France presidential election. Via Google translate, please consider Le Pen and Bayrou Back
The Socialists were routed in the second round of French elections this weekend. The centre-right UMP party led by Nicholas Sarkozy was the clear winner but Marone Le Pen's National Front had it best performance ever at the local level although it did not win any départements.The Financial Times reports Nicolas Sarkozy the winner as French local polls deal blow to Socialists.
AFPParis (AFP) - Donald Trump's election looms large over the race for president of America's oldest ally France, where mainstream candidates all style themselves as uniquely qualified to prevent a similar upset by the far right.
Paris (AFP) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of his right-wing UMP in party elections, a position seen as a potential springboard back into high office.