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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.

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Latest update : 2012-04-05

Presidential Election: The Islamist Factor

The arrests of dozens of alleged Islamists and the deportation of several radical preachers in the wake of the Toulouse and Montauban shootings are raising questions. Is Sarkozy playing on fear? What can his rivals say about such a sensitive issue? Meanwhile, a scandal over the financial gifts of the Bettencourt family that controls L'Oréal appears to be getting closer and closer to Nicolas Sarkozy.

On the set:

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

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