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François Mitterand during his 1981 presidential campaign
08/01/2016 - France

Mixed legacy for Mitterrand on French left, 20 years after death

When French President Francois Hollande was elected to office in 2012, he brought the Socialists back to power after 17 years.
French tricolor flag
30/12/2015 - FRANCE

9 out of 10 French support stripping bi-nationals of citizenship

Controversial government plans to to strip bi-nationals convicted of terrorism of their citizenship, received unexpected endorsement on Tuesday night.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) discusses the constitutional changes in the presence of Justice Minister Christiane Taubira who had earlier announced that the nationality measure would not be proposed
29/12/2015 - FRANCE

France's ruling Socialists split over plan to strip terrorists of nationality

Divisions are deepening in France's ruling Socialist Party over the government's plan to amend the constitution to allow people with double nationality to be stripped of their French citizenship if ...
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (L) has been replaced by Laurent Wauquiez (R) as vice-president of the Republicans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.
French President Francois Hollande casts his ballot for the second-round in the regional elections in Tulle on Sunday.
13/12/2015 - FRANCE

Everything you need to know about the second round of regional polls

People in France are set to vote today in the second round of regional elections.
Nicolas Sarkozy voting in the first round of regional elections last Sunday
09/12/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy pitches for Front National votes ahead of regional election decider

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has embarrassed some of his own party with a pitch for the votes of the Front National (FN), following the far-right party's success in the first round of ...
Front National supporters cheer the result in the northern town of Hénin-Beaumont, Sunday 6 December 2015
07/12/2015 - FRANCE

France's mainstream parties in turmoil after Front National gains in regional polls

France's mainstream parties were left reeling on Monday, following the far-right Front National's (FN) success in Sunday's first round of regional elections.

Front National  leader Marine Le Pen
07/12/2015 - FRANCE

Far-right Front National ahead in first round of French regional elections

France's Front National (FN) has scored record-high results in the first round of regional polls Sunday.
Lille mayor and former labour minister Martine Aubry in Lille, March 9 2015
03/12/2015 - France

Hollande's plans to strip dual nationals of citizenship stirs the Left

French government plans to toughen security laws in the wake of the Paris attacks, which include stripping dual nationals of their citizenship, have come under fierce scrutiny from members within its ...