The French elect a new president
Broadcast: Midmorning, 05/04/2007, 9:00 a.m.
A record number of French voters forced a runoff between two very different presidential candidates, and a recent debate appears to have done little to predict who will win the weekend final round.
- Eleanor Beardsley: Reports on French politics for NPR. We reached her at her home in Paris.
- Alain Frecon: Honorary consul for France. He's the founder of the arbitration consulting firm, Frecon & Associates. He was recently awarded the Legion of Honor.
- Patricia Lorcin: Associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota.