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The latest developments in French politics, with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-27

French Senate vote: Macron's first electoral defeat?

Emmanuel Macron's ruling party suffers its first electoral setback as the conservative Les Républicans party comes out on top in the French Senate elections. Also, is democracy decided on the streets or not? That has been the question of the week here in France. Finally, we take a look at a major split on the far right: Marine Le Pen loses her political soulmate but promises a bright future for her National Front party.

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN

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2017-12-14 French politics

One Planet Summit: How France's Macron became 'Mister Climate'

President Emmanuel Macron positions himself as the world leader on climate change as Paris hosts the One Planet Summit - but how strong are his green credentials? Also, France's...

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2017-12-07 French politics

Brigitte Macron: France’s most popular first lady ever?

France's first baby panda has a name: Yuan Meng was named by his “godmother” Brigitte Macron this week at a ceremony held at the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Also, Laurent...

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2017-11-30 Africa

Emmanuel Macron engages with Africa’s youth

Emmanuel Macron says his country no longer has an Africa policy and has faced a mix of applause and hostility while in Burkina Faso on his first official tour in Africa as...

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2017-11-23 François Fillon

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

Former conservative prime minister and presidential candidate François Fillon bids farewell to French politics. It comes after he crashed out of this year's presidential...

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2017-11-16 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

Paris attacks commemorations: How to deal with jihadists returning home?

As France marks two years since its ever worst terror attacks, the country searches for solutions to French jihadists returning home. Plus, President Macron unveils his plans to...

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