Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande are making their final pitch for votes in one of the most dramatic elections in recent French history. Opinion polls suggest the incumbent president is still trailing his Socialist challenger.
The World's Adeline Sire was born in France, and she plans to vote in this weekend's French presidential election. She has a snapshot of going to the polls in Massachusetts for the first round election two weeks ago.
France gets a larger share of its electricity from nuclear power than any other country. But as Liam Moriarty reports, a year after Fukushima, public support is eroding, and for the first time nuclear power has become an issue in a presidential election.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is wooing far-right voters after losing narrowly to his Socialist rival in the presidential election's first round - the first time a sitting president has lost in the first round.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is hitting the streets this week as the start of formal campaigning has kicked off. His challengers, including Francois Hollande, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melonchon are hoping to make the economy issue number one, while Sarkozy is hoping it's anything but.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is running for a second term. But with the economy the primary issue among French voters, it looks like Sarkozy may have a hard time winning re-election, even when he stresses security issues.
Violent strikes continue in France this morning as protesters blocked access to the airport in Marseilles, and stopped traffic in several other cities. But in the 21st century, is the era of the great American mass protest over?