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(FILES) A picture taken 21 January 2004 shows French Prime MInister Jean-Pierre Raffarin leaving the Elysee Palace in Paris. President Jacques Chirac held a meeting with Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin 29 March 2004 to discuss the aftermath of the government's defeat in France's regional elections, and a decision will be announced on a new cabinet within the next few days, the Elysee palace said. Chirac "is working with the prime minister on the decisions which he will have to take within the next few days," a spokesman said. AFP PHOTO PATRICK KOVARIK COPYRIGHT SCANPIX SWEDEN Code: 444