French-German Relations What a Hollande Victory Would Mean for Merkel

German Chancellor Merkel has made it clear that she would like to see French President Nicolas Sarkozy win a second term. Indeed, if his challenger François Hollande emerges victorious in the country's upcoming election, she could face isolation in Europe. But a Sarkozy re-election might be problematic, too.
The first round of the French presidential election is on April 22.

The first round of the French presidential election is on April 22.

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