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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 : 2014-06-18

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

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris

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2017-02-28 Emmanuel Macron

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2017-02-21 Marine Le Pen

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2017-02-14 Emmanuel Macron

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2017-02-07 François Fillon

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2017-02-01 Benoit Hamon

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The stage is finally set. Less than three months before the French presidential election, all the candidates are now known after the Socialists chose Benoit Hamon as their...

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