An expat's view: politics, economics and life in Italy, Britain and other places.
17 June, 2012
Second round parliamentary elections in France. Hollande is expected to confirm his majority, which won't please La Merkel too much.
All eyes will be on the Front National, which is expected to get seats in the parliament, and in particular on Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (great name!), the third generation of her family to ..er..serve. Her chances are good, by all accounts.
Let's face it, she doesn't look like the Far right candidate