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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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2016-09-27 Calais

Migrant crisis: A political football in France?

For years, migrants trying to make their way from France across the Channel to the UK have been stuck in the Calais "jungle" migrant camp, often living in squalid conditions. And...

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2016-09-21 Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign: One step closer?

After months of near-silence, the leader of France's National Front party Marine Le Pen has come one step closer to launching her campaign to become France's next president when...

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2016-09-13 French politics

Hollande vs Sarkozy: A remake of the 2012 presidential election?

French President François Hollande and his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, are angling for a second face-off in the presidential elections scheduled for May of next year. Over the...

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2016-09-06 Les Républicains

Conservative primaries in France: A bitter fight?

This Friday, the line-up for the primary to designate the conservative candidate for next year's French presidential elections will be officially announced. The poll, which is...

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2016-07-19 Truck attack in Nice

After attack in Nice, French political unity evaporates

After the third major terrorist attack on French soil in the past 18 months, the solidarity between France's political parties has vanished. Immediately after the Bastille Day...

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