International reactions to Macron’s election

All along the night, leaders from across the globe, took their phone to tweet or call France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.   EU Leaders   European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the French decided for a “European future”. He tweeted “Happy that the French have chosen a European Future. Together for a stronger and …

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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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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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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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