Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Helen Clark: 'I’m the best person for the job of UN Secretary-General'

Read more

FOCUS

Gulf states starting to feel the pinch of cheap oil

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Fast fashion: Wearing the world out

Read more

ENCORE!

Something's not quite kosher at bakery in sweet comedy 'Dough'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

Read more

FACE-OFF

New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Candidate Hollande hits the campaign trail

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Google signs self-driving car deal with Chrysler

Read more

A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

FACE-OFF

FACE-OFF

Latest update : 2012-10-19

Socialist government: is there a pilot in the plane?

Is there a pilot in the government plane? If so, is his crew listening to him? The authority of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is on the line after his ministers keep contradicting him in public. These tensions arise as the parliament opens its debate on the 2013 budget, a critical juncture for the new Socialist government.

On the set:

  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

By FRANCE 24

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-05-03 François Hollande

New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

France's Parliament is beginning to debate a crucial bill aimed at boosting employment by making labour laws more flexible. It is crucial because the ruling Socialists have faced...

Read more

2016-04-26 Socialist Party (France)

France's Socialist Party: All behind the president?

With exactly a year to go before the next presidential elections in France, the ruling Socialists are struggling in the polls and only 14% of French voters want President...

Read more

2016-04-19 French elections

François Hollande: A lame-duck president?

The French presidential election is now exactly one year away. The sitting president, François Hollande, will not announce until the end of the year whether he intends to run for...

Read more

2016-04-12 Emmanuel Macron

Is French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron eyeing the top job?

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is not only the most popular politician on the left, but he is also respected by many on the right. Buoyed by popular results in the...

Read more

2016-04-05 National Front party (France)

Panama Papers: Is France's National Front in trouble?

The revelations about the use of tax havens, also known as the Panama Papers, have ensnared the French far-right party, the National Front. Close associates of party leader...

Read more