François Hollande: France Needs a Return to Fairness

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Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, gestures as he delivers a speech during the Futurapolis forum in Toulouse, southwest France February 11, 2012.

French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande is projected by polls to beat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the runoff stage of voting in France's presidential election on May 6. He spoke with TIME's Bruce Crumley about his main opponent, his policy priorities and his plans for France and Europe.

Why doesn't a leader like Nicolas Sarkozy — who's viewed as a successful statesman abroad — get more credit at home for foreign policy achievements?
I don't think his international track record is viewed as all that positive. Remember his complicity with George...

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