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FACTBOX-Political risks to watch in France

PARIS, March 1 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande's pledge to steer France's economy towards recovery is crumbling as faltering growth drives unemployment to new highs and erodes his fiscal credibility. After saying late in February he had given up hope of bringing the public deficit below an EU ceiling of 3 percent of economic output this year, the Socialist leader will have to persuade sceptical euro zone partners that Paris should get an extra year.
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