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French President Francois Hollande during a ceremony to pay a national homage to the victims of the Paris attacks, 27 November 2015
02/12/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande’s popularity bounces up to 50% approval ratings

According to a poll on Tuesday evening, French President François Hollande reached 50 per cent approval ratings following the way he responded to the Paris attacks last month.
Les Republicain Paris region candidate Valérie Pécresse (2nd from right) surrounded by party leaders, who hope to beat the Front National in regional elections.
30/11/2015 - France

Security major issue in French regional election campaigns after Paris attacks

The 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris have put the issue of security into the campaign for the upcoming regional elections, even though regions technically have no control over security.

The approval rate of French President François Hollande has grown in the wake of November's deadly attacks in Paris.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande’s post-attack boost not enough to rebuild support, polls show

French President François Hollande has seen a rise in popularity since this month’s deadly attacks in Paris, according to various polling institutes.
A member of Burundi's National Electoral Commission counts ballot boxes at a warehouse used to store electoral material for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the neighbourhood of Nyakabiga near the capital Bujumbura, 28 June 2015.
28/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundians head to polls as parliament head quits, slams president

Around 4 million Burundians are expected to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Monday to replace members of the National Assembly and the country's city councils.

French press review 9 March 2015

With just two weeks to go to departmental elections here in France, it's perhaps not surprising that two of the national dailies give pride of place to aspects of those polls.

Nicolas Sarkozy in September 2014.
01/11/2014 - FRANCE

Sarkozy's support wanes among French voters

Former president and future presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy is losing points among voters, and is seen as lacking in new solutions to France's problems.

Francois Hollande at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 21, 2014
26/03/2014 - France

Hollande tells Socialists to learn from poll failure

French President François Hollande told ministers on Wednesday that they needed to "learn lessons" from the Socialists poor showing in local elections.
Madagascar election judged free and fair
28/10/2013 - African news explained

Madagascar election judged free and fair

International election observers have hailed Madagascar's presidential election as credible, free and transparent.

French press review 7 September 2013

Making headlines today across France is still the question of military action in Syria and a national pact is made to save the southern city of Marseille

29/08/2013 - France

French press review 29 August 2013

Syria makes the headlines in a few papers today, and both the right wing daily, Le Figaro and the popular daily, Aujourd’hui en France have practically the same headline today: “Syria: a ...