Will Fabius Coax The French Left Toward The Center?

Has France finally found its answer to Gerhard Schroder and Tony Blair? In French Finance Minister Laurent Fabius, it may have. Although the ambitious 54-year-old former Prime Minister got off to a slow start after his appointment in March, Fabius is now pushing hard for his fellow Socialists to adopt the business-friendly economic policies of Germany's and Britain's center-left governments.

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