Latest update: 21/12/2012
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France in 2012: Return of the Socialists
What has changed since France elected its first Socialist president in nearly a quarter of a century? The government has pledged an unprecedented 30 billion euros in belt-tightening, but it'll take a lot more than that to dent the deficit. Meanwhile, unemployment has continued to rise while growth has remained anaemic. Has politics in this country really changed in the nine months since election day?
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Axelle Lemaire, Member of Parliament, Socialist Party;
- Arnaud Danjean, Member of the European Parliament, UMP party;
- Philippe Moreau Chevrolet, Columnist, Le Plus - Le Nouvel Observateur.
Prepared by François Picard and Léa Berdugo.