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French left-wing presidential hopefuls take part in first TV debate

Seven candidates have taken part in the first French left-wing TV debate ahead of a primary to choose a candidate for this year's presidential race

Seven candidates have taken part in the first French left-wing TV debate ahead of a primary to choose a candidate for this year's presidential race

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New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

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Racist property advert creates political outrage in France

Public outrage and potential legal action has been triggered by a flat to let advert on the outskirts of Paris warning non-French or black tenants need not apply.

Public outrage and potential legal action has been triggered by a flat to let advert on the outskirts of Paris warning non-French or black tenants need not apply.

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French ex-budget minister Cahuzac is jailed for tax fraud

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

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France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

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Bernard Cazeneuve becomes new French PM

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who has led France’s response to a deadly wave of terrorism, was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who has led France’s response to a deadly wave of terrorism, was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday.

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French PM Manuel Valls declares bid for presidency

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

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Hollande is applauded for not seeking re-election as Valls waits in the wings

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

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French President Hollande won't seek re-election in 2017

François Hollande, France’s most unpopular president in polling history, said on Thursday that he would not be seeking a second term in 2017.

François Hollande, France’s most unpopular president in polling history, said on Thursday that he would not be seeking a second term in 2017.

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What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

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What do we know about Francois Fillon's policies?

Francois Fillon has taken French politics by storm. What do we know about Fillon's politics, his policies and his vision?

Francois Fillon has taken French politics by storm. What do we know about Fillon's politics, his policies and his vision?

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Who is Francois Fillon?

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

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Post-truth era

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

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French conservative presidential candidates hold final TV debate

Conservative candidates in the race for the French presidency held their final TV debate before two rounds of primaries which begin this weekend.

Conservative candidates in the race for the French presidency held their final TV debate before two rounds of primaries which begin this weekend.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen to remain Front National's 'honorary president'

A court has upheld Jean-Marie Le Pen’s exclusion from France’s Front National party, but has allowed him to remain honorary president.

A court has upheld Jean-Marie Le Pen’s exclusion from France’s Front National party, but has allowed him to remain honorary president.