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Eurozone deal: a boon for Sarkozy?

It took a good old all-nighter, but European leaders in the end hatched a deal to salvage Greece, the euro and maybe their own political fate. For Nicolas Sarkozy and his peers, the deepening crisis has indeed become an obsession and has eroded their popularity. But it also poses major challenges to those seeking to unseat them, starting with the Socialist Party here in France.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, senior writer at Le Figaro Magazine, and Philip Turle, journalist at RFI. 

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2015-03-03 National Front party (France)

French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

After winning the European elections last June, France's far-right National Front is set for a historic performance in local elections later this month. Once a marginal player,...

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2015-02-24 terrorism

Tension flare between France's Jewish and Muslim umbrella groups over Islamic terrorism

This year's annual dinner of France's Jewish umbrella organisation was supposed to show that France was united in the wake of January's deadly terrorist attacks. Instead, it...

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2015-02-17 French politics

France's war with radical Islam: Govt tries to distance itself from far-right

How do you fight Islamist terrorism without espousing the vocabulary of the far-right? This is precisely the situation France's ruling Socialists find themselves in. On the one...

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2015-02-10 French politics

French politics: who can stop the National Front?

The by-election that has transfixed France last Sunday ended with a razor-thin difference of 863 votes between the socialist winner and his National Front rival. The socialists...

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2015-02-03 French elections

The rise of the National Front: A headache for the mainstream parties

The first round of a by-election in eastern France has become a national litmus test for the mainstream political parties. With the far-right National Front candidate coming out...

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