french socialist frontrunner vows to \dominate finance\
Last Updated : GMT 00:02:06
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

French Socialist frontrunner vows to \'dominate finance\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today French Socialist frontrunner vows to \'dominate finance\'

Paris - AFP

French Socialist presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande on Thursday vowed if elected to \"dominate finance\", after warnings from the right that his victory would spark market panic. Hollande is on course to unseat right-wing incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in the vote to choose the powerful leader of the eurozone\'s second economy, which will be conducted over two rounds on April 22 and May 6. Two new polls released Thursday showed Hollande moving ahead of Sarkozy in first-round voter intentions and holding on to his strong second-round lead, as a recent small Sarkozy surge appeared to lose momentum,. The polls by firms LH2 and BVA showed Hollande beating Sarkozy with scores of 29.5 and 30 percent, ahead of the incumbent with 27 percent. Hollande had 55 percent in the second round in the LH2 poll and 56 percent in the BVA poll. Another poll on Thursday by Opinionway showed Sarkozy with a slight lead in the first round, with 28 percent to 27 percent for Hollande, and Hollande taking the second round with 54 percent. But with the race tight and Communist-backed candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon rising in the polls, Hollande was looking to cement his left-wing credentials. Sarkozy on Wednesday warned that a Hollande victory would \"trigger a massive crisis of confidence\" among investors with markets already on edge over renewed fears on the public finances of Spain and Italy. Hollande, who once famously referred to the world of finance as the \"enemy\", hit back hard, accusing Sarkozy of racking up debt and allowing France to be bullied by the world of finance. He said he would fight \"speculation\" and work with France\'s EU partners to better regulate markets, rather that surrendering to them as he charged Sarkozy has done since his election in 2007. \"What I want is for us to show, France but also Europe, that we have a shared capacity to dominate finance,\" Hollande said on public television. \"And if the markets are worried... I will tell them here and now that I will leave them no space to act,\" he said. Hollande also dismissed fears his election would trigger a speculative attack on the euro, noting that he has been the poll frontrunner for months so markets have had time to get used to the idea of him as president. \"It\'s the outgoing president who brought the country to the situation it is in. Public debt has grown by 600 billion euros ($787 billion), we\'ve lost our triple-A credit rating and we have a trade deficit of 70 billion euros. \"And now he comes to tell us: \'Watch out, it could be even worse if someone else was in charge\'? Well, no it couldn\'t,\" he said. Hollande is running on a traditional Socialist platform, vowing to boost taxes on the wealthy and increase spending, including with the hiring of tens of thousands of state employees. He has lashed out at the right\'s fixation on austerity, vowing instead to focus on economic recovery through growth. But he has said he will eliminate France\'s budget deficit by 2017, only a year later than Sarkozy is promising. Hollande has also threatened to re-open talks on the fiscal pact that European Union members have signed committing them to tough debt-reduction measures in a bid to restore confidence in the single-currency bloc. Economic analysts said Thursday that a Hollande victory would cause uncertainties on the markets, but not spark chaos. \"When I look on my list of possible triggers for a new wave of uncertainties in the sovereign debt crisis, one of the triggers would clearly be a Hollande victory,\" said Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Commerzbank. \"Hollande\'s opposition to the fiscal compact makes it more difficult to formulate together with Germany a common vision for the eurozone\'s future.\" Robert Halver, an analyst at Baader Bank in Frankfurt, said a Socialist win could lead to \"the flight of some investors to markets considered more stable\" but that \"this will only last a few weeks\". Sarkozy has accused his opponent of being fiscally irresponsible and is keen to persuade voters that he is the best man to win market confidence and get the economy back on track. Ten candidates will stand for president on April 22, then two frontrunners will face a run-off on May 6. Legislative elections will follow in June.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

french socialist frontrunner vows to \dominate finance\ french socialist frontrunner vows to \dominate finance\

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

french socialist frontrunner vows to \dominate finance\ french socialist frontrunner vows to \dominate finance\

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today PNG police start removing refugees

GMT 03:00 2017 Friday ,24 November

PNG police start removing refugees
Arab Today, arab today Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration

GMT 02:56 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration
Arab Today, arab today Syria congress to go ahead

GMT 02:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Syria congress to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today IS media offline for a day

GMT 02:10 2017 Friday ,24 November

IS media offline for a day
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Human form of 'mad cow' disease

GMT 00:11 2017 Friday ,24 November

Human form of 'mad cow' disease
Arab Today, arab today British woman jailed in Iran to appear

GMT 03:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

British woman jailed in Iran to appear
Arab Today, arab today 'Trash islands' off Central America indicate

GMT 20:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

'Trash islands' off Central America indicate
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product

GMT 03:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product
Arab Today, arab today 'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils

GMT 08:07 2017 Thursday ,23 November

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils
Arab Today, arab today Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”

GMT 07:56 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 08:03 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Abeer Sabry reveals reason of “The Flood” success

GMT 08:03 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 09:12 2017 Thursday ,23 November

4 in 10 cancers due to modifiable risk

GMT 10:47 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

The Big Apple bike boom

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday