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Latest update : 2014-06-18

Reforming France: Mission impossible?

Already the most unpopular French president in history, François Hollande is now facing a wave of social discontent. Train drivers but also entertainment industry workers are on strike over proposed reforms. The train strike is now the longest since 2010, when Hollande's conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy was in power. Is reforming France an impossible task?

By Melissa BELL

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

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2017-01-17 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

On January 22, the French left is holding the first round of a primary to designate its candidate for the presidential election. But as the contenders hold rallies across the...

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2017-01-10 Socialist Party (France)

A 'Catholic' president? French conservative Fillon breaks with secularism

"I am a Gaullist and I am a Christian". This is how the conservative candidate for France's presidential election, François Fillon, defines himself. By wearing his religion on...

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2017-01-03 Socialist Party (France)

French Socialist primaries: Ruling party faces fight for survival

The sprint has already begun. In just three weeks' time, France’s Socialists will square off in round one of the primary to designate their candidate for the presidential...

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2016-12-20 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: A wide-open race

In a little over four months, the mother of all elections in France - the presidential election - will take place. One thing is for sure: a new president will be voted in....

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2016-12-13 Manuel Valls

France's Socialist presidential primary: A crowded race

After French President François Hollande's shock announcement that he will not run for re-election, the battle on the left has begun in earnest. A Socialist primary election is...

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