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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.

Latest update : 2013-04-18

Gay marriage: an explosive debate

This week, tempers continue to flare in Parliament and in the streets over a government bill to legalize gay mariage and adoption. Also, this week, is the big clean-up of French politics for real? In the wake of a major scandal involving one of his ministers, François Hollande is pushing a daring agenda to force politicians to declare their assets.

On the set:

  • Kerstin Hallert, Journalist;
  • Philippe Moreau Chevrolet, Columnist, Le Nouvel Observateur and founder of MCBG Conseil.

Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo

By FRANCE 24

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