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FRANCE: Three Presidential Candidates to propose Basic Income

The idea of basic income seeps slowly into the French political scene. Following former prime minister Dominique De Villepin’s announcement that he will propose a citizen income to the next presidential elections, two others candidates are preparing their own proposals. Last week, Christine Boutin, president of the Christian Democratic Party, renewed her support for a basic income, in the move

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STRASBOURG (FR), 17 June 2011: de Villepin on a citizen's income

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin advocates a citizen’s basic income for every French citizen. He will debate with François Hollande, a prominent figure of the Socialist party. The debate takes place in the framework of the campaign for the next Presidential election (2012). It will be held on June 17, 2011, in Strasbourg, Opéra du Rhin, 19 Place Broglie.

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FRANCE: Former Prime Minister launches basic income campaign

Former French Prime Minister (2005-2007) Dominique de Villepin is well-known for his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq – at the time he was a Minister for Foreign Affairs. Many will remember his speech at the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 14, 2003, in front of US Secretary of State Colin Powell. Quite surprisingly, de Villepin has recently

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