Republicans in the USA say they don’t like regulation. I call bullshit. They LOVE regulation if it supports the status quo.
The cleanest example is the case of Kansas meatpacker who wants to test ALL slaughtered cows for mad cow disease. Agriculture Department went to court to stop them, and the federal appeals court agreed with them. I always thought my America was a capitalistic country where competition was king. No so.
France, both left and right, has no issue with regulation. But in general they are looking out for the people and not business. A good example of of this telling French competition council telling France Telecom they are not allowed exclusive rights to sports and movie content. They want to be sure there is competition in the Internet and IPTV market and that this competition is based on the data service and not the content an ISP can contract for.