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Controversy over Islam and Nazism: campaign turns nasty

Political tempers flare in France as a clash over civilizations turns into a dogfight in parliament. Also on the show: Nicolas Sarkozy has at least one vote for him, at least in theory. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made no secret that she wants him re-elected - an unlikely bold move by the normally über-cautious leader.

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  • Jean-Marc GONIN, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.
  • Philip TURLE, Journalist, RFI.

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2017-01-17 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

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2017-01-10 Socialist Party (France)

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2017-01-03 Socialist Party (France)

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2016-12-20 Socialist Party (France)

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2016-12-13 Manuel Valls

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