The Deficit Will Be Tough To Tackle

French Prime Minister Alain Juppe has a tough task: to convince financial markets that the 1996 budget he announced on Sept. 20 will trim the central-government deficit from a 1995 target of 322 billion francs ($63 billion) to 290 billion francs, and that the social security gap will fall by 30 billion francs.

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