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Can Hollande beat Sarkozy? Socialists nominate "Monsieur Ordinary" (part 2)

With next May’s French presidential election shaping up as “Speedy Sarko” against “Monsieur Ordinary”, can the moderate Socialist, self-deprecating François Hollande actually win? François Picard argues over the style and substance of the candidates.

  • Thomas MELONIO. French Socialist Party National Council;
  • Denis DEMONPION. Editor-in-chief, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine;
  • Marc PORTER. Vice President, Republicans Abroad France and Researcher at Euromed Management;
  • Denis MaCSHANE. Labour MP; Former British Minister of European Affairs - from LONDON.

Watch the first part here.
 

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2018-06-19 François PICARD

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to be finally put euro zone reform on the rails, but the migrant crisis again steals the show. Angela Merkel and her...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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2018-06-14 François PICARD

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings,...

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2018-06-13 François PICARD

Franco-Italian rift: Conte, Macron row over stranded migrants

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch on Friday? Amid an escalation with France's president over the refusal to take in stranded migrants in the...

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2018-06-13 Asia-pacific

Handshake for the ages: What to make of the historic Trump-Kim summit?

The first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader marked a de facto recognition of the North Korean regime. But it's still far from bringing lasting...

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