The day after the election

It’s official, Emmanuel Macron became the 25th French president and received 66,10% of the votes against 33.90% for Marine Le Pen. After the results were revealed on Sunday evening, Macron thanked all his supported during a speech in front of the pyramid of the Louvre museum. The fun doesn’t stop here for the newly elected president …

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Is Macron Hollande 2.0?

For the first time since the beginning of the Vth Republic, a president is not running for a second mandate and in François Hollande’s situation, one would think that his record low popularity score is the reason why. However, many experts, voters and opponents of the candidate are saying that if Emmanuel Macron does become …

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Violence during May Day in Paris : six police officers injured

The May 1st bank holiday turned violent in France during the traditional workers’ union demonstrations organised by the CGT and the Force Ouvriere. The protest was aimed against Marine Le Pen and to make a statement for the workers’ rights and gathered over 30,000 people according to the police. The march started Place de la …

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International reaction to the presidential election: is it a French revolution?

This Sunday 23rd April, French citizens voted in the first round of the presidential election. The very anticipated results were followed closely by media around the world.  The French election is considered to be one of the most important political event of 2017 due to the consequences it could have on France, on the future of …

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First round of the elections: thousands of people were unable to vote

The first round of the elections on Sunday called all 45.7 million French citizens registered to vote, which represents 88.6% of the population over 18 and of French citizenship. However, a significant amount of voters said that they were not able to put their ballot in the urns on Sunday. Several proxy documents never arrived …

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Jean Lassalle – Résistons !

Originally a farmer, Jean Lassalle became mayor of his town of Lourdios-Ichère in the South-West of France in 1977 and then deputy in 2002. He created his party in 2016 called “Resist” and is running for the first time for president at 61. His programme Lassalle wants to dedicate 44 billion euros of the budget …

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François Asselineau – Union Populaire Républicaine

Francois Asselineau, much like his opponent Jacques Cheminade, graduated from HEC school of management and the National School of Administration. He then started a career as an inspector of finances before working as an advisor in the ministerial governments of Edouard Balladur et Alain Juppé. Asselineau is running for president for the first time since …

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