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France reshuffle: Sarkozy plays his hand

After trimming down his cabinet, is Nicolas Sarkozy in fighting form for his assumed 2012 re-election bid? The polls indicate the opposite and critics feel the "hyperpresidency" needs to slow down, but our panellists tell François Picard how with a free hand in parliament, the French president can still afford to push on with reforms.

  • Marek BRZEZINSKI, Correspondent, Polish Radio
  • Anna-Maria MERLO-POLI, Correspondent, Il Manifesto
  • Arthur GOLDHAMMER, Senior Affiliate, Harvard Center for European Studies
  • Christophe ROBEET, France24

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French president's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounded like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of speech. At his first EU summit as French...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 1)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 2)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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