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Chevenment Upset Over Jospin's Plans

Host Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Sarah Chayes about French Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement's threat to leave his cabinet post. Chevenment is upset over Prime Minister Lionel Jospin's plans to grant some autonomy to Corsica to reduce separatist violence there. As a defender of France's highly-centralized state, Chevenement has said that giving special status to Corsica will lead to more demands for special treatment from France's diverse regions.

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