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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 : 2013-01-25

François Hollande: the war president

After spending months struggling with the euro, unemployment and a reputation as an indecisive leader, President François Hollande has morphed into General Hollande. He is now heading a war in Mali against Islamist militants, warning that France's national security is at stake. While the outcome of the war remains unclear, our guests discuss whether this conflict could help boost Hollande.

On the set:

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

 

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2015-04-28 France

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2015-04-21 immigration

Mediterranean migrant deaths: French political parties differ over how to respond

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2015-04-14 Marine Le Pen

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2015-04-07 Mosque

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2015-03-31 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: a three-horse race?

A victory for the opposition conservatives, a serious setback for the ruling socialists and a confirmation for the far-right National Front party. Last Sunday's elections were...

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