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A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...
Jean Leonetti of the right-wing UMP, who drew up the bill with Socialist Alain Claeys, defends it in parliament on 10 March
11/03/2015 - France

French MPs debate allowing deep sedation for terminally ill

The French National Assembly has begun debating a bipartisan bill which aims to allow chronically ill patients to stop their treatment and be put into a deep sleep.
Valls on French channel i-télé, 8 March
09/03/2015 - France

French Prime Minister Valls slammed for "fear" of Front National

Politicians of left and right have condemned French Prime Manuel Valls after he said yesterday that he was “afraid” for France, over the rise of the Front National.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
25/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs meet Bashar al-Assad on ‘personal’ visit to Syria

Four French parliamentarians met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during a visit that they and the government insisted was a personal initiative.

French press review 21 February 2015

The Socialist party swept the board in elections here in France in 2012, winning the Presidential and the Parliamentary elections.

French press review 20 February 2015

The French government dices with no-confidence death. The left says its policies have stalled. Salafism is reported to be advancing in France. French Jews consider leaving for Israel.


French press review 19 February 2015

An closer look at the Front National, infighting within the ruling Socialist Party and the situation in Ukraine - all in today's French papers ..

French President François Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée presidential palace on Wednesday
19/02/2015 - France

French government faces confidence vote after forcing through economic package

The French government faced a confidence vote on Thursday after using enabling legislation to force through an economic package that caused a split in the ruling Socialist Party.


French press review 18 February 2015

Investigators find out how the Charlie Hebdo killers and their accomplice who killed hostages in a kosher supermarket coordinated their actions. Ukraine’s war brings devastation.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls in French National Assembly
17/02/2015 - France

French no-confidence vote looms as Socialist rebels deliver blow to Valls

In a moment of high drama on Tuesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls exposed his government to a vote of no-confidence, in a desperate bid to force the passage of the controversial Macron ...