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Taxes, Education: Left-right divide makes a comeback

Who said the old right/left divide had vanished? This week, it was on full display as the two main rivals for the French presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, squared off over education and taxing the rich.

On the set:

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

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2016-07-19 Truck attack in Nice

After attack in Nice, French political unity evaporates

After the third major terrorist attack on French soil in the past 18 months, the solidarity between France's political parties has vanished. Immediately after the Bastille Day...

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2016-07-12 French politics

Emmanuel Macron, a new rival for Hollande in 2017?

This week will see the last Bastille Day celebrations of François Hollande's mandate and the main question is whether this will be his one and only five-year term. Will he run...

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2016-07-05 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: Nicolas Sarkozy, the uncertain return?

The party led by Nicolas Sarkozy called the Republicans has put forward a programme aimed at taking power back from the ruling Socialists in next year's French presidential...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

After Brexit, is a Frexit possible?

The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has upended France's political scene. All the major players for next year's French presidential elections are...

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2016-06-21 Socialist Party (France)

Primary election on the left: A risky gamble for Hollande?

In a stunning reversal, France's Socialist Party has announced that it will designate its candidate for the 2017 presidential election through a primary contest. For the first...

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