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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.

By FRANCE 24

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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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2016-05-10 Socialist Party (France)

Labour reform bill: French government chooses 'nuclear option'

After weeks of debates, François Hollande and the ruling Socialists have decided to use the "nuclear option". In France, article 49-3 is the most powerful weapon a government can...

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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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