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French local elections: A referendum on Hollande?

This Sunday, voters all across France will head to the polls for the first time since the Socialists won the presidency and a majority in parliament nearly two years ago. They will cast a ballot to elect their mayors. But although these are local elections, their outcome will have national consequences. How much will President Hollande's dreadful approval ratings weigh on voters' minds? Can the opposition conservatives overcome their divisions? And will the far-right become a major player?

By Marc PERELMAN

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2016-06-21 Socialist Party (France)

Primary election on the left: A risky gamble for Hollande?

In a stunning reversal, France's Socialist Party has announced that it will designate its candidate for the 2017 presidential election through a primary contest. For the first...

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2016-06-08 French politics

France’s 2017 presidential election: Can the far-left play a decisive role?

The mother of all elections, the French presidential election, is now less than a year away. While the far-right National Front is riding high in the polls and expected to square...

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2016-05-31 unrest

Social unrest in France: A decisive week ahead

Another week of social unrest in France: A series of strikes have been launched to protest the government’s proposed labour reform as the country is gearing up for the European...

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2016-05-24 France

Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

During the first four years of his mandate, French President François Hollande avoided major street protests and strikes, proudly arguing that it was the result of his emphasis...

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2016-05-17 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017 presidential election: Will Hollande have a rival on the left?

François Hollande has not yet said explicitly whether he intends to run for re-election in a year's time, but his popularity remains at record-low levels. Meanwhile, some rivals...

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