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Latest update : 2012-01-09

French Politicians and Twitter: a Love-Hate Relationship

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, 06/01/2012: French Minister Nadine Morano's Twitter use begs the question: can politicians and Twitter get along? Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's charity is under fire for alleged corruption. Christian-Democrat Party leader Christine Boutin threatens to vote for Sarkozy's rival François Bayrou if she doesn't get the signatures she needs to run for president. And Belgian fast food chain Quick has a Darth Vador burger out to celebrate Star Wars' return to the silver screen.

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