Monday, May 07, 2007

Sarkozy wins French Presidency

The conservative candidate has triumphed in France and riot police stand ready to put down all protests. Sarkozy has outlined his plans for the first 100 days.

Among other things, he has promised to kill the mandatory 35 hour work week and allow workers to put in overtime, a very capitalist response to France's economic problems. He also plans to raise import duties on Chinese goods. And he takes a hard line of civil disobedience and rioting.

The Guardian's full coverage of French news is here.

Image courtesty Portable Planet

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