It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
A poll suggested that some 52% of the far-left Melenchon supporters would back Macron in the run-off, 36% would abstain and only 12% would vote for Le Pen.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
Centrist, party-less, with a political movement that is just about a year old, Emmanuel Macron is on the brink of becoming France’s youngest-ever president. Sunday’s first round saw him emerge as one of the two frontrunners with 23.9% of the vote against the extreme right candidate Marine Le […]
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
Post the first round, France will decide between far-right candidate Le Len and centrist Macron in the second round of elections on May 7.
Emmanuel Macron needs to win the second round with a decisive majority to enlist popular figures from established parties in the parliamentary election in June to help push through his reform plans.
If Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency, as polls predict, it could open the door to more ambitious reforms of the French economy and an elusive compromise with Germany on overhauling the troubled euro zone.
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as France votes on Sunday here is a timeline of the main events that have seen veteran politicians drop out of the election race one after the other.
The outcome will be anxiously monitored around the world as a sign of whether the populist tide that saw the Brexit and Trump’s election is still rising.
With candidates from the extreme right and the socialist left in the fray, there are no clear indications who has the edge
Europe has had a number of important elections over the past year, but for the EU none is as significant – or as potentially grave – as France’s upcoming presidential election.
Previously part of Hollande’s camp, Macron has built a party machine from scratch and is a favourite to win France’s presidential election this spring.
Le Pen lost more ground to Macron even as the race to the runoff heated up with Melenchon and Fillon continuing to close the gap, nearing the other two.
The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in decades.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
With millions of French voters still undecided or planning to abstain, the vote is the most unpredictable in France in decades.
Opinion polls have for months shown Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying for the May 7 run-off, but the gap with conservative Francois Fillon and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon has been tightening.
As France heads to the polls ton April 23, citizens seem more confused than ever about just what is “left” and what is “right”.
While analysts say that Le Pen will not win, Jean-Luc Melenchon’s rise, a hardcore leftist who will pull France out of EU and NATO, has investors alarmed.
Both Le Pen and Macron’s support dipped by half a point from Tuesday while conservative Francois Fillon was stable on 19% and Melenchon unchanged on 18.5%.
Fillon, a 63-year-old conservative prime minister denies any wrongdoing. Le Pen defended herself by saying she was the victim of “political persecution.”
A government under Marine Le Pen’s presidency plans to take France out of the euro zone and bring back a national currency.
British-born Penelope Fillon will be investigated on suspicion of complicity in misappropriating public funds and several related offences, a judicial source said.
While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere in Europe are showing surprising strength.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
With 55% of votes counted, Mark Rutte’s VVD Party was projected to win 32 of parliament’s 150 seats, down from 41 at the last vote in 2012.
Le Pen, who leads the anti-European Union, anti-immigration National Front, faced strong criticism of her policies on Thursday from International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, a former French economy minister.
Francois Fillon’s presidential campaign seems to be back on track but the reluctance of allies shows the difficulties in rallying his camp behind him.
“The Republicans are united around Francois Fillon,” Senate leader Gerard Larcher told reporters, after telling fellow party officials behind closed doors: “The debate is over”.
France’s conservatives appeared to be at war with themselves less than 50 days from the presidential election as Francois Fillon clung on to his struggling, scandal-tainted campaign and senior party members fought to oust him as their candidate.
After a string of resignations among advisers and backers, the 63-year old former conservative prime minister is banking on a rally of supporters in Paris on Sunday to show his detractors that he remains their best hope to win the presidency.
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
The legal affairs committee’s decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
The main schism in today’s free speech debates pits liberals, advocating unbridled speech as a tool of freedom, against radicals, who unmask unbridled speech as a tool of class privilege. But that rift tells only one story.
Harris Interactive said that a poll of voting intentions for the first round indicated that Le Pen would get 24%, with Macron taking 21% of the votes.
The centre-right candidate’s camp has called the fake work scandal a left-wing conspiracy, declaring, “Enough is enough”.
Le Pen, leader of France’s right wing party, launched her election bid saying only she can protect France from globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.