Latest update: 11/11/2011
- debt - Economic crisis - European Union - François Fillon - French economy - French politics - Nicolas Sarkozy
Presidential election: blood, sweat and tears
An election campaign with no promises - this is how it looks for France. The ruling conservatives are touting the need to be courageous and face the truth. The opposition socialists are also vowing to cut the debt and the deficit as everyone watches with anxiety the dominoes fall across Europe: Greece, Italy and maybe soon France. So who will be the best at selling pain?
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Karine Berger, French Socialist Party Member, Advisor to presidential candidate François Hollande;
- Thomas Guénolé, economist and lecturer at the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris.