French Parties Seek to Capitalize on Hollande’s Troubles as Presidential Election Nears

With more than 3.2 million ballots counted in France’s November 20 presidential primary, former president Nicolas Sarkozy accepted defeat. He acknowledged that he did not win over the majority of voters and respects the outcome of the elections, he said in a speech at his campaign headquarters in Paris.

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France, Charlie Hebdo Commemorate One Year After Attacks

Eric Portheault, financial director of Charlie Hebdo, told Agence-France Presse that the staff of the magazine has felt isolated despite the outpouring of support: “We had hoped that others would do satire, too. No one wants to join us in this fight because it’s dangerous. You can die doing it.”

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