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Latest update : 2011-10-24

French presidential election: Sarkozy vs Hollande

The voters have finally spoken and in the end, the favourite of the open Socialist primary won. François Hollande clinched the nomination and will try to become president next May. Only one Socialist has reached that goal over the past half-century. His first name was also François, and his last name, of course, was Mitterrand.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer at Le Figaro Magazine, and Philip Turle, Journalist at RFI.

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2017-02-21 Marine Le Pen

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

Marine Le Pen has finally broken a glass ceiling - not in France, but in Lebanon. For the first time, the French far-right leader was hosted by a foreign sitting president and...

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2017-02-14 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential race: Will Marine Le Pen benefit from 'Penelopegate'?

With just over two months to go before the first round of France's presidential election, conservative candidate François Fillon is mired in a scandal over the hiring of his wife...

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2017-02-07 François Fillon

Can France's conservatives recover from 'Penelopegate'?

With his poll ratings in freefall amid claims he might have created a fake job for his wife, French conservative candidate François Fillon held a defiant press conference this...

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2017-02-01 Benoit Hamon

2017 French presidential election: Conservative candidate Fillon hit by scandal

The stage is finally set. Less than three months before the French presidential election, all the candidates are now known after the Socialists chose Benoit Hamon as their...

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2017-01-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French left-wing primaries: A surprise winner?

A few months ago, France's conservatives held a primary to designate their presidential candidate and an outsider, François Fillon, won handily. This week, the left is voting to...

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