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Special reports and profiles in the news in English

Voici une liste de sites où vous trouverez des dossiers spéciaux en anglais sur les elections en France vues par des français, des basques, des allemands, des anglais, des américains, des australiens et des néo-zélandais. Certains liens sont uniquement vers des articles, d’autres mènent des sites sont très complets, avec des profils des candidats, leurs programmes et des articles sur les différentes étapes des élections. Mon préféré est WBZ news radio de Boston qui propose une présentation visuelle et interactive des programmes politiques accessibles dès la 5ème, ainsi qu’une revue interactive des élues féminines dans les différents pays, en commençant par M.Thatcher.


France 24

Pays Basque

EITB (with key policy issues)


Deutsche Welle,2144,2366760,00.html


The guardian

the BBC

The Financial Times

New Statesman



Council on Foreign Relations (non partisan)

WBZ news radio, Boston

– an excellent interactive page with pictures and short texts presenting the issues

– an interactive presentation of female leaders

Washington Post

Fox News

(about women in power in France),4670,FranceWomeninPower,00.html

VOA (Voice of America)

(audio commentaries from three reporters from France, Algeria end Germany)


ABC News

The Age

New Zealand ( New Zealand online news magazine)


Nature (science magazine)

Global Voices (about French speaking countries reactions)

Commentaires sur la personnalité ou la vie privée des candidats

Féminisme/ misogynie

“But M.Sarkozy let a leading female supporter make the fiercest attack on Ms Royal. Michèle Alliot-Marie, defence minister, listed all the dangers facing France before adding: « To face these challenges we cannot afford to have someone in charge who changes their mind as often as their skirts. »

(Article du Financial Times,UK),dwp_uuid=e17a8288-890f-11db-a876-0000779e2340.html

“Royal has imported a distinctly Anglo-Saxon « life politics » on to the French stage. Her emphasis on family values, discipline, authority and the protection of children, rather than on grandiose themes such as international or economic policy, have given her a particular political identity. This initially brought her popularity and recognition, but much of this has been replaced by doubt and no little disdain. Many activists in her own party are among the most scornful. They liken her motto of « famille, travaille et patrie » to « Vichy values ». They then apply the worst insult of all – Blairite – to what they see as her insincerity and lack of political vision. Or does this simply boil down to something else – misogyny? »

(Article de Gérard Grunberg, sciences-Po, dans The new Statesman, UK)

“The French revere Joan of Arc and feminist Simone de Beauvoir, and French women treasure their access to state-funded abortion. Yet many cling to traditional standards of beauty and stereotypes of the fashionable, flirty French female.”

(Article de Fox News, US),4670,FranceWomeninPower,00.html

Cécilia Sarkozy

“If his wife has left him at such a sensitive time, does the public not have the right to know about it? For 14 years, the French media was unable to disclose the fact that the late President François Mitterrand had a second family and an illegitimate daughter, Mazarine.”

(article de The Independent, UK)

““A wife leaving the marriage has far more serious consequences, both physical and psychological, than some extramarital affair,” Daniel Schneidermann, the media columnist for the left-leaning newspaper Libération, wrote last week.”

(Article du New York Times, US)

“His appearance with his wife appeared designed to hit back at rivals’ insinuations that their marriage is in trouble.”

(article sur un site d’info de New Zealand et dans The Mirror, tabloïd UK)

“Cécilia Sarkozy, 49, the wife of the front-runner and conservative candidate, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been largely absent from the campaign. Asked how she envisioned her life in 10 years, she replied, “In the United States, jogging in Central Park.”

(Article du New York Times, US)


« Ségolène Royal, the Socialist Party candidate, is not married to the father of her four children, François Hollande.”

(Article du New York Times, US)

Private matter

“The columnist called on his fellow journalists to break the code of silence and ask the question that “any American colleague would consider natural: ‘Mr. Sarkozy, there are rumors that your wife has left home. What can you tell us about them?’ ”

Asked whether the Sarkozys were no longer living together, Franck Louvrier, Mr. Sarkozy’s spokesman, declined comment, saying in an e-mail message, “That is a private matter.”

(Article du New York Times, US)

Les recherches des internautes

Statistiques de Xiti Monitor (web survey interview)