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"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

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Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

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Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

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TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

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TALKING EUROPE

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

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EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-03-16

France - Return of the Far Right

As French far-right leader Marine Le Pen rides high in the polls, one of the leaders of her National Front party tells François Picard that his party does not hate immigrants. Le Pen is nonetheless planning a trip to the Italian island where asylum seekers fleeing North Africa have been landing.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Christopher DICKEY, Newsweek Bureau Chief in Paris and Middle East Correspondent
Nicolas DHUICQ, UMP MP
Bruno GOLLNISCH, Independent MEP and Member of the Political Bureau, Front National French Party (by satellite from Strasbourg)
Piero IGNAZI, Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bologna and author of “Extreme right Parties in Western Europe”, Oxford University Press (by phone from Bologna)

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Program produced by Yi Song, Perrine Desplats, Louise McWatt and Annelise Borges

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2017-04-24 France

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

For the first time since World War Two, neither the main center-left or center-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

For the first time since World War Two, neither the main center-left or center-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 2)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 1)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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