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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.

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2014-09-17 French politics

Manuel Valls: A weakened Prime minister?

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has got the confidence vote he was seeking from parliament. But his majority is shrinking as a growing number of his fellow Socialists grumble...

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2014-09-09 Nicolas Sarkozy

François Hollande: A lame duck president?

French President François Hollande's popularity ratings keep falling and have now reached unprecedented lows. Calls for snap elections are growing, the opposition conservative...

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2014-09-02 Socialist Party (France)

French cabinet reshuffle: Bye-bye socialism?

Last week, French President François Hollande ordered a surprise cabinet reshuffle, barely five months after a previous one. This time, he got rid of the ministers who critised...

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2014-07-15 French politics

Bastille Day celebrations: François Hollande sticks to his guns

Hours after he was booed at the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris, François Hollande begged his fellow countrymen to trust him during a live interview and urged them to be...

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2014-07-08 Nicolas Sarkozy

French social summit: The end of dialogue?

François Hollande has always hailed social dialogue as a cornerstone of his presidency, with a so-called social summit taking place every year. But this year, several unions...

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