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Campaign Chronicles

RFI France

RFI is starting the countdown to the French presidential election. Campaign chronicles brings you an in-depth look at the candidates and the issues. A co-production with France 24 television, we bring you news from the campaign trail and analysis.

RFI is starting the countdown to the French presidential election. Campaign chronicles brings you an in-depth look at the candidates and the issues. A co-production with France 24 television, we bring you news from the campaign trail and analysis.
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Paris, France

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RFI France

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RFI is starting the countdown to the French presidential election. Campaign chronicles brings you an in-depth look at the candidates and the issues. A co-production with France 24 television, we bring you news from the campaign trail and analysis.

Language:

English


Episodes

Campaign chronicles - Sarkozy or Hollande? Time for France to choose

5/4/2012
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Campaigning is over and there are no more public appearances before Sunday's presidential face-off between Socialist François Hollande, and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Duration:00:06:38

Campaign chronicles - French presidential poll - and then there were two

4/27/2012
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Last Sunday's first round whittled the 10 candidates down to two. And with just 1.5 per cent separating the top two contenders, Socialist François Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, the gloves are off, even if Hollande is still trying to present himself as the nation's peacemaker.

Duration:00:06:44

Campaign chronicles - A look back at the French Presidential campaigns - and forward to a duel

4/20/2012
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This is it! Tomorrow is voting day, the first round. Candidates wrapped up their campaigns on Friday – as they are not allowed to make public appearances the day before the vote. RFI looks back… and ahead at the second round.

Duration:00:05:56

Campaign chronicles - Presidential election - eight days to go

4/13/2012
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This was the first of two weeks of official campaigning for France’s 10 presidential candidates. With daily appearances at rallies and in the media, this week we look at what the candidates’ body language says about their political personalities. And though it’s looking to be a two-horse race, what about those lagging behind?

Duration:00:06:47

Campaign chronicles - French presidential election - two weeks to go

4/6/2012
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The first round of France's presidential election is just two weeks away from tomorrow. This week the two frontrunners unveil details of their platforms, the Green Party looks to make a comeback and a major candidate from 2007 makes her reappearance.

Duration:00:06:23

Campaign chronicles - French election campaign recovers from Toulouse trauma

3/30/2012
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As the shock of the Toulouse shootings wears off, we're getting a clearer look of how things stand approaching the first round of voting in France’s presidential election on 22 April.

Duration:00:06:26

Campaign chronicles - Candidates suspend campaigning in reaction to Toulouse deaths

3/23/2012
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This week has been dominated by the shootings and siege in Toulouse, which led most candidates to temporarily suspend their campaigning while others determinedly ploughed on.

Duration:00:06:10

Campaign chronicles - Sarkozy takes the lead in the polls

3/16/2012
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This week, current president Nicolas Sarkozy took the lead in the polls after the biggest rally of his campaign, and all candidates submit their mayoral endorsements to officialise their candidacy.

Duration:00:06:31

Campaign chronicles - Will Sarkozy step out of politics?

3/9/2012
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This week, immigration comes under fire from right-wing parties, Sarkozy announces he’ll drop out of politics if he loses, and the candidates make their case for gender parity in politics. RFI brings you the latest from the campaign trail.

Duration:00:06:36

Campaign chronicles - French presidential election campaign gets personal

3/2/2012
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This week things get personal and the candidates commune with cows. RFI brings us the latest from the French presidential campaign trail.

Duration:00:06:25