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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 : 2012-10-19

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

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