I don’t know what an electoral loss for Nicolas Sarkozy for will mean (although European Tribune has a good discussion). I’ll just be glad to see him go. The likely winner, Socialist candidate François Hollande, may pulls French troops out of Afghanistan earlier than anticipated, which could cause us some headaches. And antipathy between the new French government and Angela Merkel’s Germany could cause some disruption in the stock markets. I don’t really know. I’d just like to see Sarkozy’s dishonest form of politics discredited. Let him be a one-termer. I’m sure France will be easier to deal with, certainly their government will be less annoying. And the people of France will do better under a centrist-socialist coalition than they will by continuing to follow Merkel’s austerity program.
What do you think?