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Latest update : 2014-01-08

François Hollande: A social-democratic president?

A new year is upon us - and some are wondering if we also don't have a new French president. In his New Year's address, François Hollande took what many see as a clear social-democratic line, promising to lower taxes, boost competitiveness and track down benefit abusers. Also this week, the saga around controversial artist Dieudonné, known for his anti-Semitic outbursts, is in full swing as the government tries to clamp down on him - at the risk of infringing on free speech.

By Marc PERELMAN

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Jean-Marc Gonin

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

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