All is not yet lost for the President. The polls tell us that many voters remain undecided- enough to swing the result. But he has played most of the cards left in his hand, and there is an unmistakable sense that power is slipping from him. The era of bling bling may be drawing to a close, and the age of Flanby, a kind of blancmange pudding which gives Hollande his nickname, could be just around the corner. Read more
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