Europe

04.22.12

Radicals Surge in French Election

France's incumbent President and right-wing ruling party Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) candidate for the French 2012 presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy (C) leaves the polling booth before casting his vote on April 22, 2012 for the first-round of the 2012 presidential election at a polling station in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here's my headline from the French election results: the two anti-Euro/anti-globalization candidates of the far-left and far-right together won 31%, more than either of the two mainstream candidates, the socialist Hollande (28%) or the conservative Sarkozy (25%).