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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.




2014-11-25 French politics

François Hollande's private life faces global scrutiny

Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande’s ex-partner, has crossed the English Channel to promote her tell-all book about her tumultuous relationship with the president. Her visit...

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2014-11-18 French politics

Gay marriage law: Nicolas Sarkozy under fire for promising repeal

Nicolas Sarkozy's promise to repeal France's gay marriage law has raised eyebrows on both left and right, with some of his most loyal supporters publicly disagreeing with him....

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2014-11-11 French politics

A new political scandal: A plot against Sarkozy?

This week, the French have been riveted by a scandal that seems to come right out of a political thriller. In a new book, journalists from newspaper "Le Monde" claim that former...

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2014-11-04 French politics

François Hollande's mid-mandate: Can he bounce back?

This week marks the middle of President François Hollande's 5-year mandate. The inevitable flurry of polls taken on that occasion all tell the same story: a deeply unpopular...

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2014-10-28 French politics

France's budget: Is the EU calling the shots?

With the European Commission reviewing France's budget for next year, the French government has found itself in the awkward position of the student anxiously waiting for the...

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