In France, Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Bill Grows
Polls show a majority of the French favor equal rights for same-sex couples, but critics of President François Hollande have used protests against the bill as a way of attacking him.
Bitter contest as French opposition UMP finally elect new leader
After a marathon election which made the 2008 Florida Presidential vote wrangle look like an exercise in electoral efficiency, France’s opposition UMP have elected 48 year old Jean-François Copé as its leader.
French opposition party, after vicious fight, declares leader
Jean-Francois Cope wins a narrow victory over Francois Fillon to lead the center-right Union for a Popular Movement party, after both candidates traded insults and claimed to have won. PARIS — France's center-right political opposition was in disarray Monday after the election of a new party leader descended into an extraordinary mud-slinging match between two candidates who both declared themselves the winner.
French Socialists Projected to Win Majority
President François Hollande was poised to secure the parliamentary majority he says he needs to revive France's economy and help repair the troubled euro zone, after voters gave his Socialist Party a lead in Sunday's legislative elections.
France President Francois Hollande may gain more power in vote
French parliamentary elections could give the leader a legislative majority, and with it a commanding position that France's left hasn't held for decades. PARIS — He calls himself Mr. Normal. But that's only if "normal" means having the chance to become one of France's strongest presidents in recent memory.