Style – more than policy differences on austerity – separated Socialist winner François Hollande from Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential elections. France may have simply preferred Hollande, dubbed 'Mr. Pudding,' over bombastic Sarkozy. But Hollande may not be so soft.
Marine Le Pen reached out to right and left in her first speech as leader of France's far-right National Front party. She also spoke to core party values, saying France was 'at risk of dismemberment.'