Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies

Former French Socialist prime minister Michel Rocard, hailed as a “visionary statesman”, died Saturday aged 85 his son Francis told AFP. Rocard served as prime minister for three years from mid-1988 under Francois Mitterrand, a two-term Socialist president who led the country from 1981 to 1995. Mitterrand appointed Rocard to succeed future centre right president […]

Gove edges Johnson out of race to succeed British PM Cameron

Gove edges Johnson out of race to succeed British PM Cameron

Forget the polls and the bookmakers. If the race to succeed British Prime Minister David Cameron as the country’s leader and head of the ruling Conservative Party demonstrated anything on Thursday, it’s that all bets are off. In a day of unexpected twists and turns, former London mayor Boris Johnsonsaid on Thursday that he will […]