Quantcast

Tuesday, September 02, 2014         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Socialist vows early French exit from Afghanistan


POSTED:




PARIS (AP) — The presidential nominee for the leading opposition Socialist Party is promising to pull out all of France's troops in Afghanistan by the start of 2013 — nearly a year ahead of the current schedule.

Francois Hollande told BFM-TV on Monday that "our intervention has reached its end" and "by the end of 2012, (or) early 2013, no more French troops will be in Afghanistan if I'm elected president. "

Polls show Hollande leading President Nicolas Sarkozy in a head-to-head matchup. The conservative Sarkozy is widely expected to run in next spring's election even though he hasn't formally announced his candidacy yet.

About 4,000 French troops are taking part in NATO-led operations in the country. Sarkozy has plans to withdraw them all by 2014 — with 400 to leave by year-end.






 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Political Radar
Teamsters

Wassup Wit Dat!
Really… Wassa Mattah You?

Kaleo O Kalihi
Osaka Aug 2014

Wassup Wit Dat!
Have A Good One

Island Crafters
Show Your Support

Political Radar
Rejection

Political Radar
`You are my strength’

Political Radar
Rally caps