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Latest update : 2012-12-20

France in 2012: Socialist revolution or politics as usual?

On the menu today: our top story of 2012: the first Socialist elected president in nearly a quarter century. François Hollande ousting incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.The honeymoon didn't last long though for Hollande and his government whose popularity has plummeted steadily since inauguration day back in May. It may be cold comfort for the Socialists but Sarkozy's succession has torn the opposition UMP between supporters of Jean-François Copé and François Fillon.

On the set:

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

Prepared by François Picard and Léa Berdugo.

By FRANCE 24

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