August 25, 2014

France's Fake Crisis Boosts the Far Right

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

France is reshuffling its government for the second time in 147 days because at least two leftist ministers rebelled against Prime Minister Manuel Valls's pro-business, anti-spending inclinations, such as they are. As traditional center-left and center-right politicians bicker about inefficient, half-baked fixes for real economic problems, public trust for them is at rock bottom, and the extreme right stands to gain the most.

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TAGGED: France, Francois Hollande, Manuel Valls, National Front


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