France: The Morning After Optimism

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Paris And so another European leader has fallen into the eurozone debt crisis vortex. Gone is Nicolas Sarkozy, only the second ever incumbent to be kicked out by the French after one term. In his place is Francois Hollande, a politician who, despite his storied affability and modesty, is presenting himself as the man to turn Europe – perhaps even the world – away from the path of austerity.