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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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2016-06-21 Socialist Party (France)

Primary election on the left: A risky gamble for Hollande?

In a stunning reversal, France's Socialist Party has announced that it will designate its candidate for the 2017 presidential election through a primary contest. For the first...

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2016-06-08 French politics

France’s 2017 presidential election: Can the far-left play a decisive role?

The mother of all elections, the French presidential election, is now less than a year away. While the far-right National Front is riding high in the polls and expected to square...

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2016-05-31 unrest

Social unrest in France: A decisive week ahead

Another week of social unrest in France: A series of strikes have been launched to protest the government’s proposed labour reform as the country is gearing up for the European...

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2016-05-24 France

Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

During the first four years of his mandate, French President François Hollande avoided major street protests and strikes, proudly arguing that it was the result of his emphasis...

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2016-05-17 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017 presidential election: Will Hollande have a rival on the left?

François Hollande has not yet said explicitly whether he intends to run for re-election in a year's time, but his popularity remains at record-low levels. Meanwhile, some rivals...

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