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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 : 2012-03-30

Toulouse murders: a pivotal moment?

For the past two weeks, France has been fixated on the murders of three soldiers, three children and a teacher in the south-west. Debate has focused on the killer, his family, his support, as well as the police and intelligence work. Politicians have tried to look dignified, but are also trying benefit. So has Toulouse totally changed the campaign, or will it merely be a ripple? In any case, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, is surging in the polls. How high will he go?

On the set:

  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

By FRANCE 24

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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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2016-12-06 Bernard Cazeneuve

2017 French presidential election: Can Valls unite the left?

After the surprise election of François Fillon as the conservative candidate for next year's French presidential elections, there was another surprise last Thursday with the...

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