What next for the former candidates?

Between creating a movement and running for the legislatives elections, the ten former candidates are deciding which path to take after Macron’s victory. Benoît Hamon Benoît Hamon, the candidate for the Socialist Party, declared in a recent interview that he will start a movement. The project will be disclosed on the 1st of July. His …

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New kid on the block, Macron moves in

Written by Laure Van Ruymbeke and Mathiew Leiser Today is the inauguration day for Emmanuel Macron, the 8th president of the Vth French Republic. Brigitte Macron was the first to arrive at the Elysée according to protocol for the First Lady. She was followed by the president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, a few minutes later. He was …

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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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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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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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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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