Your Money Your Vote: French Presidential Elections

  • Setback for Sarkozy as Bayrou Backs Rival Friday, 4 May 2012 | 3:03 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    President Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes of re-election suffered a further knock when the leader of France’s centrist party shifted his support to the Socialist challenger already buoyed by a strong performance in the campaign’s only head-to-head television debate, the Financial Times reports.