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Sarkozy's political party faces scandal
The conservative UMP party suffers from crippling internal divisions and extreme debt from mismanagement.
Karine G Barzegar
Last updated: 26 Jul 2014 10:09 GMT
Nicolas Sarkozy: The return of France's Mr Bling?
Scandal-ridden Sarkozy's return to power is further complicated by changes within his own political family.
Last updated: 05 Jun 2014 15:33 GMT
France's indomitable 'caviar leftists'
France's rebellious pampered Left, known as 'gauche caviar', will pose an arduous challenge to the new government.
Last updated: 06 May 2014 07:03 GMT
French far-right party soars in elections
National Front wins huge rise in support in local polls, as President Hollande's Socialists suffer drop in popularity.
Last updated: 24 Mar 2014 17:35 GMT
Thousands rally against gay marriage in Paris
Police arrest 96 people after scuffles break out in the wake of protest against legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Last updated: 27 May 2013 01:30 GMT
UK Conservatives rebel over gay marriage
David Cameron faces divide as members of his own party attempt to undermine his bill to legalise gay marriage.
Last updated: 20 May 2013 20:46 GMT
France legalises same-sex marriage
President Hollande signs bill into law after Constitutional Council dismisses legal challenge by opposition party.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 05:15 GMT
France set to legalise same-sex marriage
French President Francois Hollande to sign bill into law, after constitutional court dismisses challenges.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 03:58 GMT
Hollande pledges to 'eradicate' tax havens
French president, grappling with tax-fraud scandal, wants new transparency requirement extended to banks across EU.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 17:10 GMT
French assembly passes gay marriage bill
The 320-299 vote follows months of debate and controversy that provoked mass rallies across France both for and against.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2013 19:42 GMT
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