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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The Champs Elysées Attacks: final disruption before the first round

As the official presidential campaign comes to an end at midnight today, all the candidates’ agendas have been disrupted by the Champs-Elysées attack. Last night, a policeman was shot dead and two others injured by a French gunman. The attack, claimed by the so-called Islamic State, raised the important issue of fighting terrorism for the …

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French candidates give their words

Feature written by Estelle Honnorat, Investigative Journalism Student at City, University of London. The clock ticks down to the first round of the presidential elections on the 23nd of April. But what do the words say about their policies? Words do lie Marine Le Pen - known for her nationalist positions - uses the word …

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Who is the Brexit-friendliest candidate ?

Written by Caroline Brenière & Morgane Mounier  The French elections have never been so unpredictable, yet so crucial for Europe’s future; especially when it comes to Brexit negotiations with Brussels and the 26 other country members. Polls predict former Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron and leader of the far-right party Marine Le Pen would fight …

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Who’s the greener candidate?

The candidates' programmes on ecology and the environment focus on three main points : the future of Nuclear Energy, Climate Change and Renewable Energy. Nuclear Energy Most candidates are in favour of transitioning from nuclear to renewable energy.. Emmanuel Macron believes that fossil fuels and the nuclear are still relevant today but he supports a …

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