French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech in the rain on the Ile de Sein, an island located near the Pointe-du-Raz, off the Brittany coast, August 25, 2014
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France cabinet change crisis - in 60 seconds

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has formed a new cabinet after the government fell on Monday following a row with Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg.

Mr Montebourg resigned - along with two other ministers from the left - and will be replaced by Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild banker and ex-presidential economic adviser.

With the crisis meaning more misery for struggling President Francois Hollande, BBC News outlines France's malaise - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst

  • 27 Aug 2014
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