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Latest update : 2012-05-03

May Day: The people's platform

This special edition of the show is dedicated to the French presidential elections. We begin by speaking to voters about which issues will motivate their decision this Sunday. Next, we head beyond our borders, and explore what Socialist candidate François Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy have in store for France's European future. Finally, we take a look at the two women who are in the running to be first lady.

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2014-04-18 Socialist Party (France)

New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, the French Prime minister announces deep public spending cuts running into tens of billions of euros. Next, the country's defence minister promises to crack down on...

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2014-04-11 television

Politics: New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, France's new prime minister makes a passionate maiden speech, promising to turn the struggling economy around. Also, an Amnesty International report singles out France...

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2014-04-04 wildlife

Politics: Challenges ahead for new PM

This week, President François Hollande reshuffles his government following the Socialist Party’s poor showing at local elections. Manuel Valls becomes the new Prime Minister....

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2014-03-28 art

French politics: Is the cabinet set for a reshuffle?

This week, all eyes are on what action President Hollande will take after his party's dismal showing in nationwide municipal elections. Next, the president of China pays a state...

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2014-03-18 François Hollande

Local elections: The fight for the French capital

This week, we bring you a special programme dedicated to the upcoming local elections here in France. We begin by looking at who's who in the race to be the next Mayor of Paris....

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