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Are politicians out of touch?

It seems that in France, government ministers are not practicing what they preach...with accusations of 12-thousand euro tabs for cigars, patronage jobs for a minister's wife, and dodgy planning permits for Riviera homes, etc. Why now? Does France have a wider problem with its politicians and institutions? And are the French any worse than their neighbours?

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A debate with François Picard and guests:
 

Alberto ROMAGNOLI, Paris Correspondent for RAI TV

Anne-Elisabeth MOUTET, Columnist for The Sunday Telegraph

Jacques TERRAY, Vice-Chairman of Transparency International France

Marc PERELMAN, France 24’s French Politics Editor

 
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A programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

 

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