Marine Le Pen lost, but not the Front National

  On 7 May, France rejected the far-right. But the Front National, which has received four millions more votes than five years ago, is continuing to progress. With Emmanuel Macron winning the election with more than 65% of the votes, Marine Le Pen’s defeat is clear and distinct. The Front National’s leader called the result …

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Who is Brigitte Macron, France’s new First lady?

The new First lady appears to be a rock to her husband, who she has been married to for 10 years. “I am ready for anything. I have always been ready for anything with him (Emmanuel Macron)”. Brigitte Macron is a constant support and presence for her husband. Emmanuel Macron told the media if he was …

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Philippe Poutou – Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste

Philippe Poutou is the official candidate of the New Anticapitalist Party (Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste or NPA). It is the second time the trade unionist and car factory worker has been selected as the candidate for the NPA. Five years ago, suffering from the competition with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, he received 1.5% of the popular vote in …

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Why is secularism so important in the French public debate?

The concept of ‘laïcité’ can be a real struggle to understand, especially for the British, whose head of state is the Queen and the head of the Church of England. In the United Kingdom’s second chamber there are 26 Lords Spirituals. The State and Church work together. France is the only western country to insist …

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Mélenchon is fired up

Going up in the polls, being acclaimed at a famous French Business school, livening up the first presidential debate on Monday, 21 April. Thirty-five days before the first round of the election, France Insoumise’s candidate is gaining followers, at least online. The enemy of  capitalism is  acclaimed by students of a famous French Business School. …

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Fillon vows to fight on despite formal investigation

François Fillon has announced to be placed under formal investigation over claims he paid his family members for fake parliamentary jobs. Despite the inquiry, Les Republicains’ candidate has maintained that he “will not withdraw” from the campaign. It has been more than a month since Francois Fillon was first accused of paying his wife and …

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Far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits Lebanon

Marine Le Pen held talks with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Monday, the first time the Front National (FN) runner has met with another head of state. During her stay Le Pen also exchanged with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, an opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "We discussed the long and fruitful friendship between …

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