France: Merciful executioners
13 April 2012
"Oh, wait a little bit more, there are ten days to go."
In just over a week, April 22, France will hold the first round of its presidential election. While all specialists predict a future downgrade at the hands of international rating agencies, the main candidates, outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist François Hollande have not evoked the country's debt or its economy's structural weaknesses.