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Latest update : 2013-11-29

François Hollande: the warmongering president

Who is the real François Hollande? The hesitant politician his fellow countrymen see at home, or the resolute commander-in-chief eager to send French troops abroad? With a military operation looming in the Central African Republic, some are wondering if there is a neo-conservative hiding behind the socialist leader. Also this week, should clients of prostitutes be fined? The debate is raging as a bill inches its way through Parliament.

 

On the set:
  • Stefan De Vries, RTL4 Correspondent in Paris;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

 

 

By Marc PERELMAN

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