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Latest update : 2017-03-09

From spending caps to limited airtime: The rules of running for president in France

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 09.03.17: This week, we take a look behind the scenes of the French presidential campaign, which has some pretty strict rules. For example, a limit on how much money candidates are allowed to spend. This makes running for France’s top job relatively cheap, compared to other countries. Also, we explore France’s egalitarian view on candidates’ access to mass media and why each second counts.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-03-02 French politics

French president: A modern-day monarch?

With the presidential election just around the corner, everyone is focused on the campaign. Today, FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot take a closer look at the top prize: the...

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2017-02-23 agriculture

France's Salon de l'Agriculture: Celebrating a struggling sector

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 23.02.17: France's biggest farm is setting up shop in the capital. This week the Paris International Agricultural Show kicks off. The Salon de...

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2017-02-16 Valentine's Day

Are the French the world's best lovers?

Valentine’s Day was just a few days ago, a good opportunity to focus on love "à la française". What is it like to date a French person? Are the rules different? Do all French...

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2017-02-02 French Presidential Elections 2017

A voté! How France elects its president

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 02.02.17: France is gearing up for the 2017 presidential elections. Rarely has there been so much uncertainty surrounding who could be the next person...

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