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Latest update : 2011-12-16

Chirac found guilty (part 2)

Despite a long and well-documented list of corruption allegations, the conviction of Jacques Chirac surprises many. Is the two-year suspended sentence a slap on the wrist or a watershed moment for French politics?

  • Ron SOFFER. Lawyer at the Paris and New York Bars;
  • Stefan SIMONS. Paris correspondent, Der Spiegel;
  • Marc PERELMAN. France 24 French Politics Editor;
  • James SHIELDS. Professor of French Politics and Modern History, Aston University (from Birmingham, UK).

Watch the first part here.

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Monday's naming of a prime minister from the Les Républicains party already split the main French centre-right bloc that just a few months ago was the heavy favourite to win the...

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