Why France’s Presidential Election Matters

April 13, 2012

The first round of France’s presidential election will be held in late April 2012. Justin Vaïsse, senior fellow and director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe, weighs in on the re-election prospects for President Nicolas Sarkozy and the impact a new French leader would have on U.S.-French relations, France’s foreign policy, and the euro crisis, especially if François Hollande is elected.