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Laurent Gbagbo arrives at the ICC on Thursday
01/02/2016 - COTE D'IVOIRE - FRANCE - ICC

Gbagbo accuses France of helping Ouattara topple him by force at ICC trial

Lawyers for deposed Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo accused current President Alassane Ouattara of seizing power by force with the help of France,


French press review 23 January 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy and his book just won't go away. They're back, this time on the front page of Le Monde.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy (L) visits President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace on Friday as extracts from his new book hit the press
22/01/2016 - FRANCE

Sarkozy angers gay marriage opponents in book preparing new presidential bid

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to publish a book on Monday, a key step in his campaign to be the mainstream right's candidate in the 2017 presidential election.

French press review 22 January 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy has a new book out, in which he takes a cold, hard look at his five years as president and promises that he'll do better next time.

French press review 13 January 2016

Several papers attempt to relate yesterday's explosion in Istanbul to failures of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's administration, notably Turkish policy in Syria and Kurdistan.

French press review 12 January 2016

The French press is still talking about an appeal for the organisation primary in order to choose the 2017 presidential candidate on the left.

French press review 11 January 2016

Libération and Le Figaro headline on two different primaries, while La Croix and L'Humanité wonder what's left of the spirit of 11 January 2015 as France commemorates the Charlie Hebdo ...
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (L) has been replaced by Laurent Wauquiez (R) as vice-president of the Republicans
16/12/2015 - France

French mainstream parties in turmoil after Front National gains in regional polls

The Front National's strong showing in regional elections last Sunday has left France's mainstream parties in turmoil as they debate how to face up to the far right in the 2017 presidential race.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is the current number two of the Republican party.
14/12/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy led Republican party to undergo overhaul

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's party announced on Monday that a big change in party leadership structure was on the cards following Sunday’s poll results.
Claude Bartolone (PS), Valérie Pécresse (Républicains) and Wallerand de Saint Just (FN), both candidates in the Paris region, 9 December 2015
11/12/2015 - FRANCE

Voter turnout to determine outcome of France’s regional elections

France’s second round of regional elections enters on Friday its final day of campaign.