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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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