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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-11-21

François Hollande in the crosshairs

The Greens and Socialists have formally reached an agreement on a common platform, but they sidestepped the most contentious issues and will in all likelihood not govern together. Meanwhile, Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande is a natural target for the ruling conservatives, but also for some on the left who see him as too centrist.

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- Philip Turle, journalist, RFI

- Grégory Viscusi, reporter, Bloomberg News.

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