Tag Archives: François Hollande

Déchéance

Déchéance (day-shay-ahnse) is a hot topic in France these days. It refers to rescinding French citizenship to those who were naturalized as citizens after immigrating. It is currently only available as a punishment when people who hold two citizenships and … Continue reading

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Élysée

Here’s a new event to add to your list of what to do while in Paris. In a suitably populist move for a Socialist, French President François Hollande has opened the gardens of his official residence, the Élysée Palace on … Continue reading

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La messe n’est pas encore dite

April 22, 2012 marked the first round of the French presidential election. The French system has its particularities. A multitude of candidates can present themselves at the first round, but only the top two candidates advance to the next round. … Continue reading

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