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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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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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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Clash and trash: the debate

Four days before the second round of the elections, the TV debate between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron was crucial and aggressive. For about two and a half hours, both candidates presented two radical visions of France. They talked about economy and employment, terrorism, Europe, international affairs and school. To start: critics over critics …

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