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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.

Latest update : 2014-05-01

MPs appove austerity package: A Pyrrhic victory for the Socialists?

This week, France's lower house of parliament approved a crucial €50 billion spending cuts package presented by Prime Minister Manuel Valls. On the surface, it was a major victory for Valls and President François Hollande. But a sizeable number of Socialists MPs decided to abstain, illustrating the growing dissatisfaction on the left with the Socialist government's austerity measures.

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris

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