Sarkozy's Impact on French Foreign Relations Political analyst Nicole Bacharan talks to Debbie Elliott about what the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as president will mean for French relations with the United States and Europe.
NPR logo

Sarkozy's Impact on French Foreign Relations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/10035853/10035854" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Sarkozy's Impact on French Foreign Relations

Sarkozy's Impact on French Foreign Relations

Sarkozy's Impact on French Foreign Relations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/10035853/10035854" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

French President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy is reaching out to the United States and signaling that he plans to take a leadership role in getting France "back in Europe."

Political analyst Nicole Bacharan says Sarkozy strongly supports ideas of democracy and freedom and that he speaks his mind in a clear way.

She talks to Debbie Elliott about what Sarkozy's election will mean for French relations with the United States and Europe.