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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 : 2016-04-06

Panama Papers: Is France's National Front in trouble?

The revelations about the use of tax havens, also known as the Panama Papers, have ensnared the French far-right party, the National Front. Close associates of party leader Marine Le Pen are suspected of setting up a system to siphon money out of France, while party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen is also accused of having hidden money abroad. Also this week, we look at French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ controversial claim that salafism is winning the hearts of Muslims in the country.

By Marc PERELMAN

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Jean-Marc GONIN

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

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2017-02-28 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential race: Is Emmanuel Macron unstoppable?

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

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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

French presidential race: Will Marine Le Pen benefit from 'Penelopegate'?

With just over two months to go before the first round of France's presidential election, conservative candidate François Fillon is mired in a scandal over the hiring of his wife...

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2017-02-07 François Fillon

Can France's conservatives recover from 'Penelopegate'?

With his poll ratings in freefall amid claims he might have created a fake job for his wife, French conservative candidate François Fillon held a defiant press conference this...

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2017-02-01 Benoit Hamon

2017 French presidential election: Conservative candidate Fillon hit by scandal

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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