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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.

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2017-05-11 French politics

Triangles, voter fatigue and the Bourbon Palace: French parliamentary elections

This week, we explore French parliamentary elections, the so-called "third round" of the presidential race. The rules to becoming MP are quite particular in France. Though...

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2017-06-02 France

Are French high schoolers extra smart?

French people love to brag that the Baccalaureate is the hardest end of high school exam in the world. But with so many people passing it, has it lost its value? We take a closer...

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2017-05-18 French Legislative Elections 2017

Are French politicians paid too much?

This week FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at France’s 577 members of parliament. Elected for 5-year terms, they split their time between the stunning Palais Bourbon in Paris and...

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2017-03-30 France

Is the French language in danger from an English invasion?

Once the language of diplomacy, French remains the official language in nearly 30 countries and is the second-most-studied foreign language in the world. But despite all this, is...

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