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‘Mélenchon girl’ boosts leftist candidate’s campaign

April 13, 2012

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Hundreds of thousands of French voters were captivated by Victoria Passage this week, the pretty blonde who appeared in a YouTube video confessing her crush for French leftist presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon. (Read my previous post on the reasons why the clip became so popular in France). But days after the release of the video, […]

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s Parisian Tweets with Sarkozy

March 15, 2012

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Update March 21, 2012: This blog post was featured on France 24 as part of their political coverage on March 20, 2012. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and in the process, invented the tweet-meeting. It all started with this first tweet from Sarkozy’s Twitter account saying: “I will […]

After years of allegiance to the right, French voters begin turning left, but…

February 17, 2012

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The Right has taken a hold of France for too long and it’s time to change. That is the growing sentiment among the French, according to Pascal Perrineau, director of the Center of Political Research at Sciences Po University in Paris. I had the pleasure of interviewing Perrineau this week and we talked about how […]

Welcome to France Elects!

January 30, 2012

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There are less than 100 days left until the election of the president of the French Republic and the seat is still up for grabs. As of the writing of this post, Francois Hollande of the Socialist Party is leading the polls over current president Nicolas Sarkozy. But there are other candidates, Marine Le Pen of […]