French elections 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21711/all en How France's far-right party can help Sarkozy win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120422/french-election-results-marine-le-pen-far-right-sarkozy-hollande LONDON – Socialist Hollande scored higher than incumbent Sarkozy in Sunday's election, but thanks to a surge in the popularity of Marine Le Pen of the anti-immigration National Front party, a easy win is no longer the foregone conclusion that many predicted. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120422/french-election-results-marine-le-pen-far-right-sarkozy-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French elections 2012 Elections France Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5701404 at http://www.globalpost.com French election, or awkward soap opera? You decide. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120416/french-election-soap-opera-nicolas-sarkozy-francois-hollande PARIS — The cast of husbands, wives, girlfriends and exes starring in the soap opera sub-plot to France's presidential elections can seem confusing, but Parisian gossip columnists and glossy magazines can't get enough.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120416/french-election-soap-opera-nicolas-sarkozy-francois-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French elections 2012 Elections France Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:00:37 +0000 Paul Ames 5700620 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarkozy defends French butchers amid halal spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120221/sarkozy-french-butchers-halal-meat-le-pen ROME — As he fights to overcome a poll deficit ahead of April's election, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has found an issue he can sink his teeth into: halal meat.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120221/sarkozy-french-butchers-halal-meat-le-pen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French elections 2012 Marine Le Pen Muslims Nicolas Sarkozy World Leaders Elections Food & Drink France World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:14:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5692765 at http://www.globalpost.com Marine Le Pen, of France's far-right, may miss ballot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120216/marine-le-pen-far-right-candidate-might-leave-french-race Marine Le Pen has sought to improve the party’s respectability among mainstream voters since replacing her father Jean-Marie Le Pen as leader last year. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120216/marine-le-pen-far-right-candidate-might-leave-french-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande French elections 2012 Marine Le Pen Nicolas Sarkozy World Leaders Elections France Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:08:32 +0000 Paul Ames 5692020 at http://www.globalpost.com