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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?

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Jean-Marc Gonin

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2014-10-14 France

Unemployment benefit: Is France too generous?

Should job seekers have less benefits? For years, merely asking that question was a taboo for the left. But in the space of a few days, both the Prime Minister and the Minister...

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2014-10-07 French politics

Nicolas Sarkozy: The impossible comeback?

He certainly did not expect his political comeback to be a walk in the park. But former French president Nicolas Sarkozy probably did not imagine that his conservative rivals...

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2014-09-30 François Hollande

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

For the third time this year, the ruling Socialists have been shown a red card by the French electorate. Last Sunday, they lost their majority in the Senate, which is now...

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2014-09-23 French politics

Nicolas Sarkozy's comeback: A new beginning?

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is back! After releasing a long statement on his Facebook page, he gave a 45-minute-long interview on national television to explain why...

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2014-09-17 French politics

Manuel Valls: A weakened Prime minister?

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has got the confidence vote he was seeking from parliament. But his majority is shrinking as a growing number of his fellow Socialists grumble...

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