Post Tagged with: "Fracois Hollande"

Sarkozy’s “Republicans” May Redefine Fundamental Notions

  Lille – Since former French President Nicolas Sarkozy returned to politics last fall and took back control of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) as party chairman, he has worked to build the party into what it once was: the perfect machine to conquer the seated power. After reorganizing the party’s structure, Sarkozy decided last month to take the next step in this reconstruction by changing the party’s name. Out with the UMP.[Read More…]

Mali Neverending: French Hostage Believed to be Executed by Al Qaeda

Families of French citizens held hostage in Africa are continuing to try to get as much information they can regarding the state of their loved ones. “No one tells us anything, [not] the French side, no one says anything, the jihadists do not speak anymore, that’s to say that we are totally in the dark, and that’s an insufferable way to live,” said Jean-Pierre Verdon, the father of Philippe Verdon. Philippe Verdon and his companion,[Read More…]

Baby Steps: Progress in the War in Mali

This weekend brought good news for French and Malian forces fighting in Mali to rid the West African country of Islamic terrorists. On the sixteenth day of French military intervention in the war-torn country, Malian and French soldiers gained the city of Gao, a northern keystone city that served as a fortress for the Islamic armies, marking a turning point in the struggle. The French Minister of Defense stated that Friday night the Special Forces[Read More…]

Hollande Promises CSM Reform by Summer

Though he has only been in office less than a year, French President François Hollande is determined to fulfill his agenda – and his most recent development is judiciary reform. Hollande confirmed on January 18 that there would be a reform of the Conseil supérieur de la magistrature (CSM) by the French Parliament convened in Congress. According to Hollande, the reform would be on its way “before summer.” The goal of the reform is to[Read More…]