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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 : 2014-04-17

François Hollande: France's most unpopular president

Two weeks after reshuffling his cabinet, President François Hollande's approval ratings have hit a new low of just 18 percent. This contrasts with a 58 percent approval rating for Hollande's new Prime Minister, Manuel Valls - the biggest spread between a president and his prime minister ever in the history of French politics. Why such a gap?

By Melissa BELL

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Jean-Marc Gonin

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

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2015-04-28 France

French unemployment: Is Hollande losing his battle?

New unemployment figures have been released here in France, and they are not good news. The number of people seeking work has risen to a record high, with over 3.5 million now...

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2015-04-21 immigration

Mediterranean migrant deaths: French political parties differ over how to respond

The issue of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe has been at the heart of debate. From the far-right to the far-left, French political parties all have differing views...

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2015-04-14 Marine Le Pen

What does Le Pen family drama mean for the National Front party?

After a tense standoff with his daughter over a spate of inflammatory remarks, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front party, eventually withdrew his...

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2015-04-07 Mosque

French Muslim leader calls for more mosques

This week, the head of the French Muslim Council, Dalil Boubakeur, said France’s 2,200 mosques were insufficient for the 5 to 7 million Muslims living in the country. His...

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2015-03-31 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: a three-horse race?

A victory for the opposition conservatives, a serious setback for the ruling socialists and a confirmation for the far-right National Front party. Last Sunday's elections were...

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