Monthly Archives: February 2011

More trouble on its way for Sarkozy?

On March 20th the French will be going to the polls in the Cantonal Elections , which decide who runs the départements. In all likelihood the UMP will take a pasting but it will be hard for the Left to excede … Continue reading

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Reshuffle-o-rama

The new government of France in full: Prime Minister                                      François Fillon Foreign & European Affairs                 Alain Juppé Defence                                                   Gérard Longuet Environment & Transport                   Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet Justice                                                     Michel Mercier Interior & Immigration                        Claude Guéant Finance & … Continue reading

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All change at the top.

So Alliot-Marie has been ditched and the controversial Alain Juppé  has taken her place at the Foreign Office and his place at defense has gone to president of the UMP group in the Senate Gérard Longuet. The difference between the two being … Continue reading

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All over for Alliot-Marie?

Rumours abound today that Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie is about to leave her post. The timing of this could hardly be any worse with Sarkozy struggling rebuild the popularity of him and his party in the run to 2012 and the crisis in … Continue reading

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Hulot for the Greens in 2012?

TV personality and founder of the modestly titled Nicholas Hulot Foundation, Nicholas Hulot has had his hat thrown into the ring for the Green nomination for 2012 in all likelihood he will be a serious contender against Les Verts leader and MEP Eva Joly.  … Continue reading

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Go OM!

I am currently enjoying watching Olympic Marseille take on Manchester United at the Stade Velodrome. Cracking atmosphere and (so far) a pretty good performance from the mighty OM. It’s a great shame that French teams can’t quite compete with the Spanish & … Continue reading

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***Poll Watch***

New Ifop poll for France Soir: Taken between the 16th & 17th of February: Version 1 (with Martine Aubry) Sarkozy (UMP)23% Aubry (PS) 22% Le Pen (NF) 20% Bayrou (MoDem) 8% Joly (Verts) 7% Version 2 (with Dominique Strauss-Kahn) Strauss-Kahn … Continue reading

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