Hi Kevin!

Lexane, thank you so much for your response. Sometimes the basics are hard to pin down in another country’s politics, and I appreciate the service you are performing for us American Francophiles.

I see today that Sarkozy is out and the choice is now between Fillon and Juppé, whose history could weaken play against him à la Hillary Clinton, despite his claim this week that “I am not Hillary Clinton, and France is not America”.