French Election

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Politics & Society

France clearly ‘On the Move’

President Macron’s young party has won an overall majority in the French parliament, but with relatively low voter turnout their mandate for radical change isn’t absolute

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Politics & Society

The new French president’s role in saving Europe

The election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as the new French president can be seen as an endorsement of the European Union

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Politics & Society

Europe holds its breath as France chooses its President

Emmanual Macron has risen rapidly from little-known bureaucrat to frontrunner in the French presidential campaign

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Politics & Society

French poll could set up a constitutional crisis

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen the last two candidates standing in the French election, the mainstream parties have been shunned. Our experts look at the implications.

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Politics & Society

France’s presidential campaign: A strategy of fear versus a strategy of opportunity

A clear divide is emerging in the electorate, along similar lines to Trump and Brexit

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Politics & Society

Four reasons Marine Le Pen probably won’t become French president

Despite polling well in the lead-up to the 2017 French presidential election, the controversial figure is unlikely to triumph

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Politics & Society

Is populism pushing Europe’s left-wing parties into long-term decline?

Europe’s social democratic parties are failing to articulate a vision for the future, fuelling the rise of the populist Right

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Politics & Society

Russia’s meddling in the French elections: How and why?

Vladimir Putin’s pursuit of returning Russia to ‘Superpower’ status hinges on weakening the European Union

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