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Six considerations on the French elections

  1. The exhaustion of traditional parties.

The absence of both mainstream political parties that have dominated French political life for the last decades from the 2nd round of the elections mirror the current period of rapid political reshuffling, of disintegration of old categories and schemes of understanding, and of great uncertainty and volatility, across the West. 1,439 more words

Macron defeats Le Pen in the first round

Emmanuel Macron is on course to defeat Marine Le Pen in the first round of election votes, despite Le Pen having been predicted for week to be on top in the first. 128 more words

Everything you need to know about the French election

This article was published on The Huffington Post

One of my favourite French words is bouleversement. It means disruption or upheaval. Zidane’s head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final represented… 989 more words


French Socialist Party Right-wing Commits Suicide: former Socialist PM Manuel Valls Backs Macron.

Renegade Socialist PM Valls Backs Macron.

Former Socialist PM Valls backs centrist Macron for French presidency. France 24.

French former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron rather than Socialist contender Benoît Hamon, who had trounced him in a left-wing primary earlier this year.

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European Left

Le Grand Débat

En tant qu’étudiant du français intéressé aux politiques internationaux et des affaires contemporaines, je suive attentivement tout développement dans l’Élection présidentielle de 2017. Hier soir, j’ai regardé  3,040 more words

Current Affairs

France’s ex-PM Valls will neither endorse Macron nor his own party's Hamon in Presidential Vote.

Bad Loser Valls Won’t Back Hamon.

Speculation is growing in France that the most reactionary section of the  of the French ‘republican’ right, frustrated by the scandals engulfing their candidate, François Fillon, are preparing to vote Marine Le Pen in the second round of the Presidential elections. 639 more words

European Left

'Only French Spoken' law in Ile de France Public Building Projects.

Paris region orders labourers to only speak French on building sites

The Paris region has passed a new rule obliging labourers on public building sites to use French, copying action taken elsewhere in France to squeeze out foreign workers. 540 more words