Latest update: 04/01/2013
- François Hollande - French politics - government - Jean-Marc Ayrault - taxes - UMP - unemployment
François Hollande: is he up to the task?
It's a new year and hopefully a new chapter for François Hollande. His first six months in office were tough. With unemployment relentlessly on the rise, his popularity at a record low and a humiliating rebuke by France's Constitutional Court of his bid to slap a 75% tax rate on the super-rich, the Socialist president is struggling. Some, and not only in the opposition, are wondering whether he and his team really have what it takes to run the country.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Jacques Myard, Member of Parliament, UMP party
- Richard Yung, Senator, Socialist Party
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo.