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Hollande asks PM to form new government

  • France has been thrown into a new political crisis after President Francois Hollande told Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, following criticism of his policies by the country's Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg.
  • A statement released by Francois Hollande's office states that a new government will be formed on Tuesday in line with the "direction he (the president) has defined for our country."
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  • Roger C. Wren
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    A new government for France? Is France still a country of its own? I thought it was a province of the glorious Empire of the European Union.
    25 Aug 2014, 06:59 AM Reply Like
  • Pepsiguy5
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    I'm really surprised the socialist party can't just tax its way to prosperity like they wanted to ::sarcasm::
    25 Aug 2014, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • Overanalytical
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    My French buddy who's studying business in Louisiana told me that this isn't a big deal at all. Apparently they do this every 40 years or so
    25 Aug 2014, 08:57 AM Reply Like
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