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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.

Latest update : 2012-08-09

Budgets cuts and higher taxes: the end of the Socialist honeymoon?

The French saw it coming, and now they know the pill will be bitter to swallow. Socialist PM Jean-Marc Ayrault delivered his keynote address to Parliament this week, warning that France's ills are serious, and that the road to recovery will be a long and tortuous one. Meanwhile, on the other side of the political aisle, the battle is on to take the helm of the conservative UMP party.

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  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Grégory Viscusi, Reporter, Bloomberg News.

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2016-11-30 François Fillon

The 'French Margaret Thatcher'? Former PM Fillon wins conservative primary

François Fillon is the new uncontested leader of the conservatives in France. After his resounding win in the primaries, the former prime minister is already training his sights...

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2016-11-22 Les Républicains

French conservative primary: An unexpected runoff

In a stunning upset, François Fillon, the former prime minister who was considered out of contention just two weeks ago, not only won, but won a resounding victory in the first...

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2016-11-15 Donald Trump

The rise of populism: Will there be a Trump domino effect in France?

Donald Trump's election has shocked the world and the aftershocks have crossed the Atlantic, landing smack in the middle of the French presidential campaign. Could a populist...

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2016-11-08 Emmanuel Macron

France’s 2017 presidential election: New alternatives rising on the left?

Next year's presidential election in France will be unusual in many ways: In addition to the strong probability that far-right leader Marine Le Pen will qualify for the decisive...

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2016-11-01 Les Républicains

Countdown to France's conservative primary election

In France, the conservative party's primary to designate its candidate for next year's presidential election is looming. If the polls are correct, the winner could well be...

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