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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-04-11

A four-way race? Late surge by France’s far-left candidate Mélenchon (part 1)

It's become a four-way race as polls now put communist-backed French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon neck-to-neck, or even ahead, of conservative candidate François Fillon. With less than two weeks to go until the first round of the presidential vote, we take a look at why some socialists seem to be deserting their nominee in favor of Mélenchon, whose movement dubs itself "insurgent France". Who's the true insurgent in the race? How much is about protest and how much is about policy?

Click here for PART TWO.

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Sophie RAUSZER

Policy Advisor, La France Insoumise

Paul BERTRAND

Campaign coordinator, youth movement with François Fillon

Bruno CAUTRÈS

Political analyst, CEVIPOF-Sciences Po

Sudhir HAZAREESINGH

Professor of French Politics, Oxford University

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French President's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounding like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of expression. At his first EU summit, it’s...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 1)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 2)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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