Sarkozy’s Election: Five Cartoons

It’s interesting that Americans tend to disregard presidential elections in other countries, while our foreign counterparts wait with baited breath for Obama and Romney to go after one another.

It’s too bad, because there’s a really interesting election shaping up in France between incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. The two came neck and neck in the first round of the country’s presidential election, with the final round between the two set for May 6. Things aren’t looking good for Sarkozy, and if he’s defeated, he’d become the first president in France’s history not to serve two terms.

We have a great stable of foreign cartoonists that have been covering this race, so I thought I’d share five terrific cartoons here on my blog…

Joep Bertrams / The Netherlands, (click to view more cartoons by Bertrams)
Patrick Chappattee / Switzerland, (click to view more cartoons by Chappatte)
Petar Pismestrovic / Austria, (click to view more cartoons by Pismestrovic)
Hajo / The Netherlands, (click to view more cartoons by Hajo)
Dario Castillejos / Mexico, (click to view more cartoons by Castillejos)

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.