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Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

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Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

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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.

Latest update : 2012-03-20

Sarkozy vs Hollande: the poll war

The final slate of candidates for the French presidential election will soon be known. The Constitutional Council has until Friday to receive the 500 signatures from local officials, and until Monday to certify them. But for François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, the war is on, and the tactics seem clear: carpet bombing for Sarkozy who is pulling out new ideas almost everyday, and staying out of trouble for Hollande.

On the set:

  • Grégory Viscusi, Reporter, Bloomberg News;
  • Célestine Bohlen, Freelance journalist.

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2017-01-17 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

On January 22, the French left is holding the first round of a primary to designate its candidate for the presidential election. But as the contenders hold rallies across the...

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2017-01-10 Socialist Party (France)

A 'Catholic' president? French conservative Fillon breaks with secularism

"I am a Gaullist and I am a Christian". This is how the conservative candidate for France's presidential election, François Fillon, defines himself. By wearing his religion on...

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2017-01-03 Socialist Party (France)

French Socialist primaries: Ruling party faces fight for survival

The sprint has already begun. In just three weeks' time, France’s Socialists will square off in round one of the primary to designate their candidate for the presidential...

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2016-12-20 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: A wide-open race

In a little over four months, the mother of all elections in France - the presidential election - will take place. One thing is for sure: a new president will be voted in....

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2016-12-13 Manuel Valls

France's Socialist presidential primary: A crowded race

After French President François Hollande's shock announcement that he will not run for re-election, the battle on the left has begun in earnest. A Socialist primary election is...

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