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Following the first round of the French presidential election it looks as though the (brief) Age of Sarkozy is about to end, and that Francois Hollande will return the left to power.
Students of French politics (and the hospitality offerings of French-ownd hotels in New York City) will remember that Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) was an early favorite to unseat Le Petit Nicolas, until a maid at the Sofitel in New York City alleged he had sexually assaulted her. DSK denied the charges and prosecutors later dropped the charges, but he admitted the erection, and lost his chance at election.
Students of Japan and Japanese will appreciate the headline: in Japanese there's no difference between "election" and "erection", perhaps one reason the country is politically fucked.