French Election Special This Sunday on Newshour

Apr 18, 2012

The French electorate goes to the polls to decide who will be their next president with the economy and national security high on the agenda. The election comes just a few weeks after the shooting in Toulouse shook France. Will the electorate see the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as a viable alternative to Nicolas Sarkozy? Or will it be the Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande who benefits?

Hear this special program on World Radio 89.5-3 this Sunday, April 22, at 1:00 pm. Learn more about HD Radio.

The BBC's former Paris correspondent, Newshour host James Coomarasamy, presents special coverage of the election from. We'll have results, reaction and analysis from across France and beyond in a special three-hour show.