March 2012


"An Inside View of the 2012 French Presidential Elections"


What's at stake in the 2012 French presidential elections? What are the core issues? What are the challenges for France and its diverse population? Can Sarkozy make the case for a second term? Or will François Hollande be the first Socialist president since 1995? What about the president of the Front National Marine Le Pen?


Our panel of French journalists addressed these questions leading up to 2012 presidential elections. Panelists included Estelle Youssouffa, Reporter & Anchor, TV5 Monde & Al Jazeera English; David Dieudonné, Deputy Head of General News, Agence France Presse; and Alix Bouilhaguet, Journalist & DC Correspondent, France 2 & Le Parisien & Aujourd'hui en France.The discussion was moderated by James Graff, Executive Editor of The Week.

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