Top Ten: France in 2025 - What could change
French President François Hollande set his cabinet homework recently to predict what France will be like in 2025. His ministers envisioned everything from full employment and a cut in red tape to the existence of "Made in France" cars that can do 100km on two litres of fuel. Traditionally, France has been a country where change occurs at the pace of an escargot. Here The Local looks into the future to look at ten ways the country may or may not have evolved by 2025.
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1. Will France have its first non-white president? By 2025, whoever is President of France should be in the third year of their administration. But could we have a historic first – France’s first ever non-white head of state? Current Socialist party president Harlem Désir, son of Martinican and French parents, is a front-runner for this mantle. So is French Guiana-born Justice Minister Christiane Taubira. Could she make history twice by also becoming France’s first female president?