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Left-Wing French Justice Minister Resigns in Counter-Terrorism Row

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One of France’s most progressive government ministers has resigned amid a row over new counter-terrorism legislation. Christiane Taubira, the justice minister in Francois Hollande’s socialist party, stepped down on Wednesday over government...Show More Summary

Francois Hollande Admits Socialist Policies Failed, Declares "Economic State Of Emergency"

Remember when showing 'progress' in Europe was as simple as pointing to your high stock market or low bond yields to "prove" everything is awesome. Since 2012, when Mr Hollande came to power, more than 600,000 people have joined the ranks of the unemployed at a time when joblessness has decreased in most of the other large European economies. Show More Summary

France’s triumphant far-right and the echoes of Donald Trump

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France's far-right National Front made remarkable gains in regional elections on Sunday, winning close to 30 percent of the national vote and consigning the ruling Socialists of President Francois Hollande to a dispiriting third place in the polls. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, hailed the result as a rejection of "the old political world." […]

France's Sarkozy: no deal with Socialists against far right

PARIS (Reuters) - France's conservative party leader, Nicolas Sarkozy, on Wednesday ruled out making any alliance with Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists to stop the increasingly popular far right from winning regional councils in elections this month.

France’s president has always been far tougher than Obama

Remember when Secretary of State John Kerry was accused of being “too French” to become our president? If only. Under its Socialist president, Francois Hollande, the country we used to say was populated by “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” is showing resolve, … Continued

From cows to drug busts - France's Hollande broadens message in hunt for votes

PARIS (Reuters) - From hunters to police officers, French President Francois Hollande is broadening his charm offensive among voters to include groups not normally associated with his ruling Socialists ahead of elections the party is expected to lose.

French Socialists head for election rout

PARIS(Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande's Socialists, hit by internal divisions, splits with other left-leaning parties and his own deep unpopularity, face defeat in regional elections in December that bodes ill for their chances in the 2017 presidential race.

French Socialist chief gives German 'friend' history lesson

PARIS (Reuters) - Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, head of France's ruling Socialists and a close ally of President Francois Hollande, issued an open letter to the German people on Thursday urging them to re-think their place in Europe.

France's Hollande to press ahead with reforms despite poll losses

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BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande pledged on Tuesday to press ahead with his reform drive after his ruling Socialist Party suffered heavy losses in weekend local elections.

French local elections: Winners and losers

Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right alliance won a landslide victory in the French departmental elections, making yesterday a terrible election night for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party. Front National performed below recent expectations, but made gains that shouldn't be underestimated. Show More Summary

Socialist Hollande Asked Netanyahu Not to Participate in Paris Anti-Terror March

French Socialist President Francois Hollande conveyed a message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him not to come to Paris to take part in the Unity March against terror on Sunday. An Israeli source privy to the contacts between the … Continue reading ?

Socialist Hollande Bans Right-Wing Party & Challenger Le Pen from Unity March

Socialist President Francois Hollande banned National Front Party and Leader Marine Le Pen from the “Unity Rally” in Paris on Sunday. La Pen was furious and posted this tweet. Instead, Marine Le Pen attended a rally in the southern town … Continue reading ?

France drops super tax on millionaires

Socialist President Francois Hollande's super tax ends on Wednesday and will not be renewed. ||| Paris - It was supposed to force millionaires to pay tax rates of up to 75 percent: “Cuba without the sun,” as described by a critic from...Show More Summary

France Waves Discreet Goodbye To 75 Percent Super-tax

By Hannah Murphy and Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into "Cuba without sun". Show More Summary

France's National Front Continue To Ride High, Taking Two Senate Seats

In a further blow to his credibility, French President Francois Hollande’s ruling Socialist Party has lost control of France’s Senate, allowing the National Front to pick up seats for the first time. The victory for the far right party marks their third significant electoral gain this year, and confirms their ascent into mainstream French politics. Show More Summary

The French Are Sick of Their Socialist President

A poll released Thursday showed that a strong majority of French citizens want their socialist President Francois Hollande to resign. The poll conducted by Le Figaro magazine found that 62 percent of respondents think it's time for Hollande to go. Show More Summary

Socialist French President Who 'Despises the Poor' Beaten by Le Pen in Latest Poll

Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary

Francois Hollande in Purgatory

French president François Hollande is evermore himself and this is bad news for France. In his first year it was the old Socialist pattern of campaigning in left-wing poetry (for example the 75 percent tax on incomes over 1 million euros),...Show More Summary

Francois Hollande changes his spots

(Paul Mirengoff) In The Leopard, his great novel of 19th century Sicily, Giuseppe di Lampedusa writes about “that highly profitably grey area of the extreme left of the extreme right. It seems that Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France, hopes to profit in the area of the extreme right of the extreme left. Show More Summary

French PM expels dissidents from cabinet

Manuel Valls reshuffles cabinet to silence ministers who openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande.

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