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France 2012 elections: Far-right's shadow looms over run-off (part 2)

The pollsters did not see it coming. So how will the far-right’s strong show in the first round of the French presidential election weigh on the final outcome? François Picard’s panel argues over Nicolas Sarkozy’s ability to drain enough of the votes to rally and win.

  • Jamey Keaten, Paris Correspondent, Associated Press;
  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Columnist, Sunday Telegraph;
  • Julia Cagé, Economist, Paris School of Economics - Terra Nova;
  • Jim Shields, Political scientist, Author of "The Extreme Right in France From Pétain to Le Pen".

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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