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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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2016-05-03 François Hollande

New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

France's Parliament is beginning to debate a crucial bill aimed at boosting employment by making labour laws more flexible. It is crucial because the ruling Socialists have faced...

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2016-04-26 Socialist Party (France)

France's Socialist Party: All behind the president?

With exactly a year to go before the next presidential elections in France, the ruling Socialists are struggling in the polls and only 14% of French voters want President...

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2016-04-19 French elections

François Hollande: A lame-duck president?

The French presidential election is now exactly one year away. The sitting president, François Hollande, will not announce until the end of the year whether he intends to run for...

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2016-04-12 Emmanuel Macron

Is French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron eyeing the top job?

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is not only the most popular politician on the left, but he is also respected by many on the right. Buoyed by popular results in the...

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2016-04-05 National Front party (France)

Panama Papers: Is France's National Front in trouble?

The revelations about the use of tax havens, also known as the Panama Papers, have ensnared the French far-right party, the National Front. Close associates of party leader...

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