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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2014-04-02

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 municipal elections. After a bruising defeat for the ruling Socialists at the polls, Hollande sacked his faithful PM Jean-Marc Ayrault and appointed Manuel Valls, the popular interior minister. Will this gamble pay off?

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Jean-Marc Gonin

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

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2014-12-16 France

Immigration in France: Hollande slams scaremongers

This Monday, the Paris Museum of the History of Immigration was inaugurated by President François Hollande, seven years after it first opened during Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency....

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2014-12-09 French politics

New economic reform bill: A gamble for President Hollande

This week, the "law on growth and activity," an omnibus reform bill aimed at boosting the moribund French economy, is presented to the cabinet. It includes several explosive...

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2014-12-03 French politics

2017 presidential race: The gloves are off!

French political parties of the Right have just chosen their leaders. Marine Le Pen gets the unanimous backing of her party while Nicolas Sarkozy gets the lukewarm backing of...

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2014-11-25 French politics

François Hollande's private life faces global scrutiny

Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande’s ex-partner, has crossed the English Channel to promote her tell-all book about her tumultuous relationship with the president. Her visit...

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2014-11-18 French politics

Gay marriage law: Nicolas Sarkozy under fire for promising repeal

Nicolas Sarkozy's promise to repeal France's gay marriage law has raised eyebrows on both left and right, with some of his most loyal supporters publicly disagreeing with him....

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