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#Legislatives2017: Macron’s En Marche wins huge majority

#Legislatives2017: Macron’s En Marche wins huge majority

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Polling organization Ispos France estimates that President Macron’s En Marche party, formed only 14 months ago has won a landslide with 319 of 577 seats, writes Catherine Feore. Turnout was low. Nevertheless, Macron has a commanding mandate that gives him the majority he needs to push through difficult labour reforms. The French economy is forecast […]

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France’s #Macron favorite for presidency in run-off with #LePen

France’s #Macron favorite for presidency in run-off with #LePen

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the French presidency on Sunday (23 April) by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen, write Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political novice who has never held […]

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Almost three quarters of French against ditching #euro

Almost three quarters of French against ditching #euro

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost three quarters of French people are against leaving the eurozone currency bloc and returning to the franc, a survey showed on Friday (10 March), in bad news for far-right leader Marine Le Pen who advocates a so-called ‘Frexit’, writes Michel Rose. Some 72% of the French polled by the Elabe polling institute in a […]

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#France: Polls give Macron a massive lead over Le Pen

#France: Polls give Macron a massive lead over Le Pen

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Ifop poll shows Macron catching up with Le Pen in the first round of voting and winning by a large margin in the second round. Other polls appear to mirror this and show that the French strongly support remaining in the eurozone. Macron’s surge is attributed to his backing from Francois Bayrou, who has pulled out […]

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#LePen vows to pull France out of EU and NATO

#LePen vows to pull France out of EU and NATO

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is reiterating her commitment to pull France out of the European Union and to restore the franc as the country’s official currency. Le Pen used her closed speech at the conference to highlight some of her key campaign promises from the 144 commitments she announced a day earlier. […]

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French far-right leader #LePen calls on Europeans to ‘wake up’

French far-right leader #LePen calls on Europeans to ‘wake up’

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and “wake up” in 2017, at a meeting of right-wing leaders aiming to oust established parties in elections this year, writes Paul Carrel. Le Pen told several hundred supporters in the German city of Koblenz that Britons’ […]

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#MarineLePen opposed to #Frexit – #ConventionMLP

#MarineLePen opposed to #Frexit – #ConventionMLP

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to a direct question: “Do you want to leave the EU? Yes or No?”, the leader of the Front National, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said: “No, I think we must renegotiate with the EU,” writes Catherine Feore. The response came as a surprise to those who thought Le Pen wanted a […]

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