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New Poll: France Is Bored By Its Presidential Race

Some 65% of French people surveyed in a new Ipsos-Logica poll aren’t particularly interested in France’s presidential race. Still 78% still plan to vote, according to the poll that also found President Nicolas Sarkozy still trailing his Socialist party ch

Plenty of other things to ponder... (kimdokhac)
Plenty of other things to ponder... (kimdokhac)


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PARIS -- French voters are still very much divided about who should be their next president. But a large majority of them do appear to agree on one thing: the current campaign is "not interesting."

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Welcome to Monday, where Anthony Albanese is sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, a verdict is in for the first war crimes trial in Ukraine and the food & energy industrials get outrageously richer. In Colombian daily El Espectador, María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez explores how Colombia is toeing the line between carbon-offsetting and unabashed greenwashing.

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