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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2014-04-03

France: New Man In Charge - Can the Socialists Redefine Themselves? (part 2)

After a thumping in local elections, the makeover of France's government is complete. Energetic new Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to lead a slimmed-down cabinet with only 16 ministers. The ruling Socialists are hoping they'll take some of the heat off a president whose approval ratings in two short years have sunk to less than 20%. Will former interior minister Valls do a better job of keeping the troops in line than his predecessor?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah

By François PICARD

Our guests

Pierre-Yves LEBORGN

Socialist Member of Parliament at the French National Assembly

Joelle GARRIAUD MAYLAM

French Senator, UMP

Ludovic SUBRAN

Group Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Philip GOLUB

Professor of International Relations, American University of Paris

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2014-09-18 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French President's popularity at a record low, and after a vitrolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thurdsday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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