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French Presidential Elections

On May 6, 2006, Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement Party defeated Socialist Ségolène Royal following near-record turnout. Diane Rehm hosted Philip H. Gordon, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy; Norm Birnbaum, editorial board member for The Nation; and Corine Lesnes, Washington correspondent for Le Monde. Diane and her guests discussed the outcome of the 2007 French presidential elections as well as possible domestic and foreign implications.

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Author

Philip H. Gordon

Former Brookings Expert

Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy - Council on Foreign Relations

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