Alors or alas or who cares, but the people of France have decided enough is enough with Nicolas Sarkozy. Francois Hollande defeated him in a rather close vote of 51.9% to 48.1%. Like so many in Europe, French folk feel abused and tormented by austerity programs which have resulted in dramatic increases in unemployment and growing fear among young people that they will never get a decent job. Ironically, the austerity preached in Europe is similar to the austerity preached by members of the American Republican party.
It is ironic how Republicans continually accuse President Obama of following “Socialist European Ideas” when there are no Socialist governments in Europe and all the capitalist ones support austerity. In other words, if you want the opposite of European ideas, vote for Barack Obama.