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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.

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

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2015-06-30 terrorism

French terror attacks: A 'war of civilization'?

France is once again reeling from a terrorist attack, or so it seems. A 35-year-old man has been charged with terrorism for decapitating his boss and trying to ram a car full of...

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2015-06-23 France

2024 Olympic bid strategy: French politicians take a back seat

Will Paris finally get to host the Olympics? The French capital has now officially entered the race to organise the 2024 edition and politicians have vowed to let sports stars do...

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2015-06-16 France

Islam in France: A new start with the Muslim community?

The French government has convened a new umbrella group of Muslim representatives in order to address the daily life of the five million Muslims in France and the ever-touchy...

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2015-06-09 France

Is France's Socialist Party truly united?

France's ruling Socialist Party held its congress last weekend. After weeks of tensions, it managed to avoid a nasty split between supporters of the government and President...

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2015-06-02 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy's 'The Republicans' party: Disunited they stand?

Nicolas Sarkozy's party has a new name. Forget UMP, the French conservatives are now called "Les Républicains". The brand change could blur the lines of French political...

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