The French people go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. While ten candidates are in the running, it is the ongoing battle between incumbent President and ruling party head Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist rival Francois Hollande that is garnering the most attention.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, I took part in an an hour-long discussion of the French presidential elections on China Radio International. Joining me were Jolyon Howorth, Professor of Political Science at Yale University, and Sebastien Ricci, a French journalist based in Beijing.
“Today” broadcasts live Monday to Friday on Beyond Beijing. We hold in-depth panel discussions on domestic and global news and current affairs to give the story behind the headlines. Expert guests from around the world share their views and debate the issues to give the locally-produced show international flavor.