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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Brief history of the National Front party

National Front, Front National or FN, is the nationalist right-wing political party in France and its political roots date back to late 19th century pro-monarchy group. Unlike Emmanuelle Macron’s party En Marche!, FN has a much longer history of successes and failures. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the current presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s father, founded FN …

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Lower the turnout, bigger the surprise

The ‘voting turnout’ variable This concept, if you are American or British, you have experienced it in your own country. Why? The referendum on Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are the two most iconic examples of this phenomenon. The concept is very easy to understand. The fewer people will go and vote, the …

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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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New posters, new slogans, new look?

Only three days after the first round of the French presidential election and already the finalists are looking like different people. While the campaign for the second round officially starts on Friday, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have already released their new posters and slogans. The En Marche! candidate calls for “Together, France!” against …

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The Big Data calls for an unexpected winner of the first round

Big Data analysis is on its way to revolutionise the way we predict political elections.With all the social networks, there is plenty of data available to analyse new trends. Half of the French population is on Facebook and Twitter has 15 million users in France. Some companies have understood it and they use it to …

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