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Latest update : 2014-01-22

Gender equality: Will a law make a real difference?

This week, two important bills are being brought before the French Parliament. The first aims to ban multiple elective mandates, a campaign promise of François Hollande that has infuriated some of his close allies. The second bill aims to promote gender equality. Will it have a real impact or remain wishful thinking?

By Marc PERELMAN

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French president's advisor resigns: A new blow for François Hollande

For the first time, French President François Hollande has openly suggested he might not run for re-election in 2017. Moreover, he found himself once again bogged down by...

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2014-04-15 Manuel Valls

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Two weeks after reshuffling his cabinet, President François Hollande's approval ratings have hit a new low of just 18 percent. This contrasts with a 58 percent approval rating...

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2014-04-09 Manuel Valls

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"Too much suffering and not enough hope." Those were the first words uttered by France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls before parliament yesterday when he delivered his maiden...

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2014-04-01 municipal elections

French cabinet reshuffle: The magic wand for Hollande?

This week, François Hollande made history. But certainly not in the way he wanted. For the first time since 1958, a president decided to fire his prime minister immediately after...

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2014-03-25 UMP

French local elections: A vote against François Hollande?

After round one of the French local elections, we can already draw several lessons. The polls attracted record-low turnout, and resulted in a major blow for the ruling...

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