France's New President

So in the end, the winner of the presidential election is François Hollande, a Mr. Nice Guy [Kiss Austerity Goodbye, May 21]. But did France really choose the most skilled of social peacemakers of the moment or simply reject a man who tried to speak the hard truth to his nation?
Christophe Nicolas, ST.-RÉMY LÈS CHEVREUSE, FRANCE

Unlike Nicolas Sarkozy, who collaborated with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hollande may want to do things his own way. This could lead to the possible splitting of the two giant pillars of the euro zone, which will...

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