Latest update: 09/05/2012
'Président Hollande' in times of crisis (part 2)
François Hollande, who ran as ‘Mr. Normal’, convinced French voters that he is way different from Nicolas Sarkozy. Now it is time for hard work - and difficulties. François Hollande will have to hit the ground running, and take charge in the middle of an unprecedented crisis in Europe.
- Steven ERLANGER, New York Times Paris bureau chief
- Patrick VIGNAL, Reuters news agency
- Jim SHIELDS, Professor at Aston University and author of 'The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen'
- Ulrike KOLTERMANN, Former Paris correspondent for German news agency D-P-A, author of Pariser Spaziergänge
Produced by Christopher Davis, Tom Waterhouse, Anelise Borges