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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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1:06 – 1:39 - OPEN
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
What lessons can President Obama learn from the French election?
As France’s presidential election heats up between socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy, what lessons can President Barack Obama, with his own reelection campaign gaining steam, learn from the French runoff? A Slate.com article Monday by journalist Sasha Issenberg says the current American commander in chief could learn five lessons from the French presidential race, from life being hard for incumbents such as Sarkozy, to not playing the foreign policy card. Another lesson is to use strength to disqualify an opponent. Sarkozy, according to Issenberg, has been perceived as a stronger leader than Hollande, as evidenced by voter polls, despite frustration with the status quo in France. In Sunday’s first round of the French presidential election, Hollande came out ahead of Sarkozy, with 28.6 percent of the ballots compared to Sarkozy’s 27.2 percent, with far right leader Marine Le Pen in third place with 17.9 percent. What lessons can President Obama learn from the current presidential election in France, and Sarkozy’s second place finish in the first round of voting?
Sasha Issenberg, journalist and author of Slate.com article “French Elections: Five Lessons Obama could learn from the contest between Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande”
Eleanor Beardsley, National Public Radio Paris correspondent
2:06 – 2:30
Net migration from Mexico stops…
All quiet on the border front? A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center finds that the wave of illegal immigration into the US from Mexico has slowed to a net standstill. Mexican immigrants aren’t only coming to the United States in far smaller numbers, but that some are leaving, too. What are the political and social implications?
2:30-2:58:30 - OPEN
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