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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 socialists hit hard in local elections
Early results show far-right National Front taking control of 14 towns as voters shun left-wing President Hollande.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2014 01:50 GMT
Hollande partner leaves Paris hospital
President's partner Valerie Trierweiler emerges from hospital as leader faces calls to clear up his personal life.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2014 01:19 GMT
Hollande promises to fight layoffs
On Bastille Day, French president says jobs are his top priority and dubs automaker Peugeot's job cut "unacceptable".
Last updated: 14 Jul 2012 19:11 GMT
Profile: Nicolas Sarkozy
Despite low approval ratings during his first term, 'President Bling-Bling' is not yet out of the race.
Last updated: 05 May 2012 05:14 GMT
Sarkozy and Hollande lock horns in TV debate
Tempers flare during France's presidential poll debate billed as incumbent's last chance to save his re-election bid.
Last updated: 03 May 2012 09:18 GMT
French candidates face off in crucial debate
President Nicolas Sarkozy uses aggressive tactics against challenger Francois Hollande ahead of Sunday elections.
Last updated: 02 May 2012 21:42 GMT
Sarkozy ally says all civilisations not equal
French interior minister stands by his remarks as critics denounced his comments as dangerous and xenophobic.
Last updated: 05 Feb 2012 18:57 GMT
The right to protect - but whom?
As shown in the DSK case, the politicisation of sexual assault trivialises serious crimes, doing no service to victims.
Mayanthi Fernando and Gil Anidjar
Last updated: 28 May 2011 07:59 GMT
French Socialists get new leader
Martine Aubry's slim win prompts Segolene Royal to call for a new vote.
Last updated: 22 Nov 2008 08:05 GMT
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