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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 : 2015-09-30

Behind the scenes at the Elysée palace: Is Hollande's new guard taking over?

Behind the scenes at the Elysée palace, a mini revolution seems to have taken place. Several key figures advising François Hollande are in their thirties, including his spin doctor Gaspard Gantzer and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron. They form a new guard seeking to modernise the Socialists. But how effective are they and is it what the French leader needs?

By Clovis CASALI

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Stefan DE VRIES

Paris correspondent, RTL4

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2017-02-28 Emmanuel Macron

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When Emmanuel Macron decided to run for French president, the consensus among politicians and pundits was that he stood no chance. A 39-year-old former banker who served under...

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2017-02-21 Marine Le Pen

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Marine Le Pen has finally broken a glass ceiling - not in France, but in Lebanon. For the first time, the French far-right leader was hosted by a foreign sitting president and...

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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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