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Latest update : 2014-04-23

French president's advisor resigns: A new blow for François Hollande

For the first time, French President François Hollande has openly suggested he might not run for re-election in 2017. Moreover, he found himself once again bogged down by accusations aimed at his team: his top political advisor Aquilino Morelle was forced to resign over an alleged past conflict of interest. This comes a year after the budget minister was sacked for having lied about a secret Swiss bank account. Are we seeing the end of the "exemplary" republic" that Hollande promised?

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan DE VRIES

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2015-06-02 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy's 'The Republicans' party: Old wine in new bottles?

Nicolas Sarkozy's party has a new name. Forget UMP, the French conservatives are now called "Les Républicains". The brand change could blur the lines of French political...

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2015-05-26 Spain

Radical left surges in Spain: A domino effect in France?

In the light of the recent electoral successes of Podemos in Spain and earlier of Syriza in Greece, can we imagine the radical left getting into power in France any time soon?...

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2015-05-19 Reform

French school reform: Mission impossible?

French secondary school teachers took to the streets on Tuesday, encouraged by the conservative opposition, to express concern that a proposed reform to overhaul the secondary...

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2015-05-05 France

Le Pen vs Le Pen: France's far-right family feud turns epic

The Le Pen family feud has become a real soap opera. The father and founder of the far-right National Front, Jean-Marie, and his daughter and current party boss, Marine, have...

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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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