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Latest update : 2012-06-21

Socialist Grand Slam : A blank check for Hollande?

On the menu today, the socialists are the new bosses of French politics. After winning municipal, local, regional, European and presidential elections, they now control both chambers of parliament after erning a clear-cut victory in last Sunday's legislative poll. A triumph of course but also a major reponsibility because the buck stops with president Hollande. Also on the menu, the conservatives find themselves in the opposition for the first time in a decade.

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  • Philip Turle, journalist, RFI
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, senior writer, Le Figaro Magazine

By FRANCE 24

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