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Latest update : 2011-10-06

Centrist leader Borloo pulls out of presidential race

Centrist politician Jean-Louis Borloo takes everyone by surprise by announcing he will not run for president after all. Meanwhile, the Socialist Party primaries are getting closer - the first round is taking place this Sunday, and François Hollande is still leading in the opinion polls.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer at Le Figaro Magazine, and Mark Deen, Journalist at Bloomberg News.

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2014-10-28 French politics

France's budget: Is the EU calling the shots?

With the European Commission reviewing France's budget for next year, the French government has found itself in the awkward position of the student anxiously waiting for the...

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2014-10-21 French politics

François Hollande: The mid-term blues

French President François Hollande is reaching mid-mandate with very little to celebrate. He is, by far, the most unpopular president in modern times and the vast majority of his...

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2014-10-14 France

Unemployment benefit: Is France too generous?

Should job seekers have less benefits? For years, merely asking that question was a taboo for the left. But in the space of a few days, both the Prime Minister and the Minister...

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2014-10-07 French politics

Nicolas Sarkozy: The impossible comeback?

He certainly did not expect his political comeback to be a walk in the park. But former French president Nicolas Sarkozy probably did not imagine that his conservative rivals...

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2014-09-30 François Hollande

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

For the third time this year, the ruling Socialists have been shown a red card by the French electorate. Last Sunday, they lost their majority in the Senate, which is now...

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