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Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord (part 2)

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Terrorism, strike actions and migrant crisis: Is the EU becoming less attractive to tourists?

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Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to junk

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‘Grozny 1999 – Aleppo 2016’

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Trump and Clinton: 'It's all to play for'

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Latest update : 2015-10-14

2017 French presidential race: Marine Le Pen in pole position

There is at least one thing on which French politicians of all stripes agree: far-right leader Marine Le Pen is a shoe-in for the second round of the presidential elections in 2017. This means that either the ruling socialists or the opposition conservatives will be eliminated after the first round and are therefore in a desperate fight to gain the upper hand.

By Marc PERELMAN

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Stefan DE VRIES

Paris correspondent, RTL4

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2016-09-21 Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign: One step closer?

After months of near-silence, the leader of France's National Front party Marine Le Pen has come one step closer to launching her campaign to become France's next president when...

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2016-09-13 French politics

Hollande vs Sarkozy: A remake of the 2012 presidential election?

French President François Hollande and his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, are angling for a second face-off in the presidential elections scheduled for May of next year. Over the...

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2016-09-06 Les Républicains

Conservative primaries in France: A bitter fight?

This Friday, the line-up for the primary to designate the conservative candidate for next year's French presidential elections will be officially announced. The poll, which is...

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2016-07-19 Truck attack in Nice

After attack in Nice, French political unity evaporates

After the third major terrorist attack on French soil in the past 18 months, the solidarity between France's political parties has vanished. Immediately after the Bastille Day...

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2016-07-12 French politics

Emmanuel Macron, a new rival for Hollande in 2017?

This week will see the last Bastille Day celebrations of François Hollande's mandate and the main question is whether this will be his one and only five-year term. Will he run...

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