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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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 last candidate to speak out

The leader of La France Insoumise finally talked today. He revealed that he will not tell for who he will personally vote for the second round. https://twitter.com/jlm_2017/status/857167006612824064 A general consultation with his supporters on the web Jean Luc Mélenchon launched a general consultation with his supporters yesterday on his website: jlm2017.fr. They have the choice …

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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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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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