French & Greek Elections: Quelle Horreur?

With new governments promising larger states and an end to austerity, the following American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholars are available to comment on the French and Greek elections:


  •  Desmond Lachman has written extensively on the importance and gravity of the Greek and Eurozone debt crises, including what a Hollande victory would mean for Europe's economy. A former deputy director in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Policy Development and Review Department, Lachman has also served as a managing director and chief emerging market economic strategist at Salomon Smith Barney. He is available for interviews and can be reached at

Foreign policy fallout:

  • Danielle Pletka is the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at AEI and served for a decade as a senior staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations committee. Pletka's, along with Gary Schmitt, recently wrote on the impact of the French election on world affairs. She is available for interviews and can be reached through Alex Della Rocchetta

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