Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sarkozy's Secret Weapon

Éric Besson, the minister of industry, used to be a national secretary of the Socialist Party and knows Hollande intimately. As Frédéric Martel details in this lengthy piece, he will provide the president with invaluable insight into the thinking and strategy of his former boss Hollande as well as the psychology of the people around him. Raphaelle Bacqué picks up on the same theme, noting that Hollande will rely on Julien Dray and Manuel Valls for similar insight into Sarkozy.