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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

BBC

President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him.

The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with Mr Macron the current favourite to win. 103 more words

Election 2017

Macron, Le Pen projected to advance to presidential second round in France

So the centrist-independent Emmanuel Macron and the hard-right Marine Le Pen are projected to be in the runoff for president of France.

This may not seem like such a shock result to you, the polling had predicted this same outcome, but in fact this is a major political revolution for France. 65 more words

Protestors Clash With Cops in France Over Election with More to Come

Roughly 2,000 protestors made up of members from union groups, marched on Paris today to protest tomorrow’s election by sharing their disgust over the right leaning front runners, especially Marine Le Pen. 326 more words

Politics

Will the Robots Sidestep the Next Bear Market?

Published April 21, 2017

The rise of robo-advisors over the past five years is not surprising given the nearly non-stop upward trajectory of stocks. Investors have been lulled into a state of complacency assuming the investment waters are always so calm and just riding the market indexes is a perfectly fine way to invest. 1,116 more words

Weekly Update

Le Pen's Frexit: a good idea?

Right before Easter, a historical debate between the 11 candidates to the presidency of the French Republic took place, with over 6 million viewers. The event was expected to reduce the volume of undecided voters (latest polls indicate they represent a 40% of the voters) offering variety with other small candidates, among them… 3,142 more words

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Make France Great Again

Angelique Chrisafis  | The Guardian in Paris Backstage at a rally in southern France in the early days of the presidential race, Marine Le Pen… 1,789 more words

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