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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.

By Marc PERELMAN

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Philip TURLE

Jean-Marc Gonin

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2014-10-21 French politics

François Hollande: The mid-term blues

French President François Hollande is reaching mid-mandate with very little to celebrate. He is, by far, the most unpopular president in modern times and the vast majority of his...

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2014-10-14 France

Unemployment benefit: Is France too generous?

Should job seekers have less benefits? For years, merely asking that question was a taboo for the left. But in the space of a few days, both the Prime Minister and the Minister...

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2014-10-07 French politics

Nicolas Sarkozy: The impossible comeback?

He certainly did not expect his political comeback to be a walk in the park. But former French president Nicolas Sarkozy probably did not imagine that his conservative rivals...

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2014-09-30 François Hollande

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

For the third time this year, the ruling Socialists have been shown a red card by the French electorate. Last Sunday, they lost their majority in the Senate, which is now...

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2014-09-23 French politics

Nicolas Sarkozy's comeback: A new beginning?

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is back! After releasing a long statement on his Facebook page, he gave a 45-minute-long interview on national television to explain why...

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