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28/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q - from Musharraf backers to PPP ally

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q was kicked out of office in the 2008 election, weakened by association with military ruler General Pervez Musharraf.
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf – former cricketer’s party could be game changer

A relatively new kid on the Pakistani political block, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) hopes its campaigns against corruption and national pride will bring electoral gains that have so far eluded ...
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) - hoping for victory in 2013

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has high hopes of the 2013 election.
Asif Ali Zardari (L) and Bilawal Bhutto
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) - fighting to stay in power

The Pakistan People’s Party, standing under the banner of Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), is trying to hold on to power after a bumpy ride at the head of the country for the ...
29/03/2013 - Analysis: France

Hollande enrages enemies, disappoints supporters in key TV interview

President François Hollande’s attempt to revive his flagging popularity in a long TV interview does not seem to have succeeded.
29/03/2013 - France

Right and hard left slam Hollande's TV appearance

Nearly eight million people watched President François Hollande’s lengthy interview with a star TV presenter on Thursday evening - lower than the almost 10 million who watched him last ...
27/03/2013 - France

Dali Pompidou exhibition beats all attendance records ... except his own

A massive 790,090 people visited the Salvador Dali exhibition at Paris’s Pompidou Centre, which closed on Monday night after a four-month run.
21/03/2013 - France

French government survives confidence vote despite minister's resignation

Jean-Marc Ayrault’s government survived a no-confidence vote in the French parliament on Tuesday. No surprises there

27/02/2013 - France

Time for Outrage! author, Stéphane Hessel, dies, aged 95

French President François Hollande has hailed the “exceptional life” of Stéphane Hessel, the former resistance fighter and diplomat who summoned today’s youth to ...
18/02/2013 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, spring-summer 2013

After winter blockbusters – Hopper at over 780,000 visitors, Dali still going – Paris’s museums have calmed down a bit in the new year.