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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 : 2012-05-04

Hollande vs Sarkozy: a feisty confrontation

There are now only three days to go before we know who the next president of France will be - either François Hollande, or Nicolas Sarkozy again. Last night the one and only debate between the two candidates took place. It lasted nearly three hours, and the two men pulled no punches. But will it make a difference on Sunday?

On the set:

  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Denis Demonpion, Senior writer, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine.

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