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French politicians dispute Socialist Jaurès’s legacy 100 years after assassination

France pays tribute to Socialist martyr Jean Jaurès on Thursday on the 100th anniversary of his murder by a right-wing nationalist on the eve of World War I. Politicians from various parties, including former president Nicolas Sarkozy, have invoked Jaurès’s memory during their careers.

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