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French government reshuffle sees former PM return as foreign minister

France — Link

Jean-Marc Ayrault, President Hollande's first PM, is among nine new government members, including Green party leader Emmanuelle Cosse.

French government tipped for reshuffle

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Foreign minister Laurent Fabius is expected to leave government in the reportedly imminent reshuffle decided by President François Hollande.

France's economy minister calls for euro zone government

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Despite German opposition to idea, Emmanuel Macron calls for permanent fiscal transfers to poorer countries to avoid end of euro.

Hollande argues for eurozone 'government'

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Addressing what some see as a flaw in the euro, the French president calls for 'a specific budget' and parliament 'to ensure democratic control'.

French prime minister wins vote of confidence

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Manuel Valls won parliament's vote of confidence in his new reshuffled government by a majority of 25, with 269 votes for and 244 against.

Why Hollande's ruling majority has dissolved into an imposing minority

France — Opinion

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday handed President François Hollande the resignation of his entire government following fierce public criticism of its austerity policies made this weekend by economy minister Arnaud Montebourg and education minister Benoît Hamon. The exit from government of Montebourg and Hamon was joined by culture minister Aurélie Filippetti, who announced on Monday her own opposition to continuing austerity measures. Hollande has asked Valls to appoint a new government, to be announced on Tuesday, that is "consistent with the direction" set by the president. In this analysis of a unique set of events since the founding of France’s Fifth Republic constitution in 1958, Mediapart political affairs correspondent Hubert Huertas argues that Hollande has turned a ruling majority into such an imposing minority that a return to the urns is demanded.

Austerity rebellion forces French government to resign

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Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to name a new government on Tuesday after his economy minister's weekend attacks on policy direction.

First meeting for new French cabinet

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France's new government has held its first cabinet meeting Friday, which also reunited President François Hollande with his former partner.

French government reshuffle imminent

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President Hollande met at length Monday with his prime minister ahead of what is expected to be a major shake-up of government posts.

Tens of thousands march in Paris to back traditional family

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Protesters accuse President Hollande's government of 'family phobia' over gay marriage, abortion and 'gender' lessons in French schools.

French govt ‘clean fracking’ idea is 'backdoor bid' for public support

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Minister Arnaud Montebourg is said to back extracting shale gas using propane but Greens and many in ruling Socialist Party are opposed.

Government gaffes up pressure on Hollande for reshuffle

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Latest opinion survey shows deep discontent from supporters of all political camps, with a majority in favour of policy change or cabinet reshuffle.

Green party threatens to drop support for French government

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Party says it wants commitment from government on environment 'within six days' after ministers postponed energy transition plans until 2014.

France's Hollande said to back away from reshuffle

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The president, who hinted in May that changes to his ministerial team were likely, will instead urge ministers to focus even more on key issue of jobs.

The Hollande presidency – why it isn't working

France — Analysis

One year on, and the Hollande presidency is widely regarded as having almost completely failed. Right through the corridors of power the same question is being asked: why isn't it working? In a bid to find the answer, Mediapart provides a guided tour of each of the separate institutions that makes up the socialist administration which took office on 15th May 2012. Lénaïg Bredoux and Mathieu Magnaudeix report.