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Latest update : 2014-01-16

François Hollande: Bye-bye, Socialism?

During his third major press conference, French President François Hollande wanted to speak first and foremost about what he described as his bold new economic policies, his belief in Europe and the role of France. But he also had to address allegations that he was having an affair and that his partner Valerie Trierweiler had checked herself into hospital as a result.

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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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