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election night in france

Okay, so remember how I was going to write every day in November? Turns out I got way sidelined by the shock of election results and a resulting desire to completely detox from the internet and social media, including my team of Cheer Peppers. 658 more words


French politics news: Francois Hollande throws in the towel

The big news today in the French presidential election is that Socialist one-term President Francois Hollande announced today he is not going to run again… 152 more words


Challenger François Fillon takes a hard line on Islam but his free-market policies would cripple the working class

National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face François Fillon in next year’s French presidential elections after Fillon’s surprise victory in Sunday’s rightwing primary. 331 more words


The French election explained for Brits

Is this post a bit premature? Maybe, but I think that over the coming weeks and months we’ll be hearing more and more about the upcoming French election, and we’re already starting to know a bit more about who will be involved. 619 more words

International Politics

Death to the Establishment? Time of passing, sometime during 2016

At the beginning of 2016 with friends I privately joked that by years end we could see a Europe-less Britain and a Trump presidency. The eagle-eyed amongst you would have noticed one of these is in fact a reality and the other is a very scary possibility come Tuesday (November 8). 1,350 more words

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Alain Juppé: the cold, septuagenarian Conservative may be the best option For French progressives

This article was published in The Huffington Post

“I was the king in the family,” Alain Juppé claimed about his pampered upbringing. On a school trip to Lisbon, pleased to have escaped the family bubble, he was surprised to discover upon arriving that his overprotective parents had made the journey as well to check he was alright. 725 more words


French primaries to decide who will be the next president

François Hollande has little chance of re-election

It comes down to a choice between Alain Juppé’s moderation and Nicolas Sarkozy’s platform of fear
By Julia Amalia Heyer, Der Spiegel, Aug. 677 more words