Dominique de Villepin - the flamboyant Gaullist, the man who emphatically said no to the war in Iraq, and the nemesis of Nicolas Sarkozy - took everyone by surprise this week by announcing he would run for president. Meanwhile, Socialist favourite François Hollande is struggling to position himself on the euro crisis and on a growing financial scandal engulfing his own party.
On the set:
- Denis DEMONPION, Senior writer, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine;
- Philip TURLE, Journalist, RFI.