QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Thank you for coming to Paris. You said the civil unrest would rise in France going into 2018 and there was a risk of another French Revolution in 2020. You mentioned that when surrounded by many people on the Champs–Élysées. Since then I have paid attention and there is a rising discussion about capitalism and socialism that is becoming regular. Can you explain more? Continue reading
Voters in France are casting ballots for their favorite among 10 candidates vying to become the country’s next leader. A second-round face-off is likely between incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande. VOA’s Lisa Bryant talks with voters in Aulnay-sous-Bois, one of dozens of poor, immigrant-heavy Paris suburbs where many residents feel the candidates have ignored them.
But Hermemin believes Sarkozy will likely be elected to a second term. He says Hollande lacks leadership experience, which France’s current president has shown during difficult economic times.
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