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French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Sens Commun meeting
16/11/2014 - France

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal, Socialists hit back at ‘reactionary’ speech

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has called for France’s gay marriage law to be scrapped as he prepares a bid to stand again for the country’s top job in 2017.
François Fillon when he was prime minister with Jean-Pierre Jouyet
12/11/2014 - France

Hollande aide clings on to job as lawyer blames ‘political police’ for Fillon row

Top presidential aide Jean-Pierre Jouyet will not be fired, French government ministers said on Wednesday as former prime minister François Fillon tried to force reporters to prove their claim ...
11/11/2014

French press review 11 November 2014

The storm in the goldfish bowl continues. The latest French political scandal has given rise to a series of denials and contradictions worthy of a schoolyard.

Jean-Pierre Jouyet
10/11/2014 - Explainer: France

Pressure on Hollande's top man to resign amid allegations of anti-Sarkozy plot

Opposition politicians called on Monday for the resignation of Jean-Pierre Jouyet, President François Hollande’s chief of staff, who is at the centre of a political storm concerning ...
10/11/2014

French press review 10 November 2014

There's a storm brewing in the goldfish bowl of French politics, and it's making splashes all over this morning's front pages.

Cabint meeting of French government, 18 June.
26/10/2014 - France

You can change your name, but it won’t change your politics, say 4 out of 10 French

According to a new opinion poll published in the Sunday newspaper Journal du Dimanche, four out of ten people in France do not care whether mainstream parties such as the Conservative UMP, Socialist ...
06/10/2014

French press review 06 ctober 2014

The papers devote a lot of front-page space to trying to understand yesterday's protest marches by French conservatives.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy addresses a public meeting in Lambersart last month
02/10/2014 - France

French police detain Sarkozy ally in election-funding corruption probe

French police on Thursday detained a close ally of Nicolas Sarkozy and two other officials from his UMP party. On Wednesday three former directors of a PR firm were charged in the same inquiry

30/09/2014

French press review 30 September 2014

This morning's front pages are a strange mix. There’s concern on how social security cuts will affect families. Parents are anxious about their kids’ homework.
The Senate, Paris
29/09/2014

Right wins French Senate, Front National takes first seats

The French Senate has swung back to the right with, for the first time ever, two National Front Senators after elections on Sunday.

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