French politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22856/all en The French right is slowly imploding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/121126/french-right-UMP-nicholas-sarkozy-francois-hollande <p>Given the remarkable backlash from the markets and entrepreneurs of France against Socialist President Francois Hollande, you might expect France&#39;s major center-right party, UMP, to be gathering momentum. In fact, quite the opposite is happening. Rather than take initiative, the party is locked in an embarrassingly and potentially dangerous internal leadership battle, and things are getting so bad that people are now begging for a Nicolas Sarkozy comeback.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/121126/french-right-UMP-nicholas-sarkozy-francois-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French politics World Leaders France Offbeat Political Risk Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:41:36 +0000 Adam Taylor, Business Insider 5727163 at http://www.globalpost.com