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French press review 18 April 2014

Valls faces his first revolt in Socialist ranks. Bouteflika looks set for a fourth term in office but will he well enough to take the oath? Russia signs a deal on Ukraine.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with President François Hollande this week
18/04/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces Socialist revolt over 50-billion-euro cuts plan

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces a revolt from the left of his Socialist Party over his plan to make 50 billion-euros-worth of spending cuts.


French press review 17 April 2014

Algeria and austerity share the honours on this morning's French front pages.

Thousands marched against Hollande's austerity measures on April 12, 2014
13/04/2014 - France

French far-left march against 'right wing' Hollande

Far-left political parties and unions took to the streets of Paris Saturday to protest new austerity measures put forth by President François Hollande, who has seen his approval rating ...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses the National Assembly
09/04/2014 - France

French right hails Valls's pro-business turn, left revolt fizzles out

French opposition politicians hailed a turn to pro-business policies by new Prime Minister Manuel Valls after his speech to parliament on Tuesday.

Manuel Valls on TV last week
08/04/2014 - France

Valls promises more cuts in spending, Socialist MP

France's new prime minister, Manuel Valls, is planning more cuts in spending over and above the 50-billion-euros-worth announced by President François Hollande as part of his Responsibility ...

Former housing minister Cécile Duflot has refused to take a post in Valls's cabinet
02/04/2014 - France

French Greens refuse to sit in Valls government

France's Green Party has pulled out of the Socialist-led government because the appointment of Manuel Valls as prime minister.

Manuel Valls (L) with Jean-Marc Ayrault  at Tuesday's handover ceremony
01/04/2014 - France

'Bon courage' says Ayrault as Manuel Valls takes over as new Prime Minister

Manuel Valls succeeded in the first act of his ...

François Hollande.
31/03/2014 - Analysis: France

Why voters deserted Hollande and Socialists in French local elections

The huge swing to the right in what were supposed to be local elections was in reality an expression of huge dissatisfaction with the national government of president François Hollande and ...

Anne Hidalgo arrives at her Paris headquarters on 30 March, 2013 as her party braced for country-wide losses.
30/03/2014 - France

Socialists win Paris as right makes gains across France

French President François Hollande is expected to call for a swift shake-up of his Socialist cabinet after more than a dozen towns and cities shifted from the left to the right in ...