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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.

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Latest update : 2011-09-19

Clearstream scandal: a happy end?

Former French PM Dominique de Villepin was cleared this week by an appeals court of conspiring to smear his arch-rival, President Nicolas Sarkozy, in the 'Clearstream' case. But this doesn't mean he can rest on his laurels: Villepin is now accused by a former middleman of taking envelopes of 'dirty' cash from African leaders.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer with Le Figaro Magazine; and Philip Turle, Journalist with Radio France Internationale.

Programme prepared by Narimène LAOUADI.

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2016-05-24 France

Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

During the first four years of his mandate, French President François Hollande avoided major street protests and strikes, proudly arguing that it was the result of his emphasis...

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2016-05-17 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017 presidential election: Will Hollande have a rival on the left?

François Hollande has not yet said explicitly whether he intends to run for re-election in a year's time, but his popularity remains at record-low levels. Meanwhile, some rivals...

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2016-05-10 Socialist Party (France)

Labour reform bill: French government chooses 'nuclear option'

After weeks of debates, François Hollande and the ruling Socialists have decided to use the "nuclear option". In France, article 49-3 is the most powerful weapon a government can...

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2016-05-03 François Hollande

New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

France's Parliament is beginning to debate a crucial bill aimed at boosting employment by making labour laws more flexible. It is crucial because the ruling Socialists have faced...

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2016-04-26 Socialist Party (France)

France's Socialist Party: All behind the president?

With exactly a year to go before the next presidential elections in France, the ruling Socialists are struggling in the polls and only 14% of French voters want President...

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