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Marine Le Pen's National Front Might Be Starting to Crack - Foreign Policy (blog)

MARSEILLE and HÉNIN-BEAUMONT, France — The election is not even over, yet this week, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the notorious former leader of the far-right National Front party, made news in France for appearing to offer an early post-mortem of his ...and more »

Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France's Macron - New York Times

The campaign of the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by what appear to be the same Russian operatives responsible for hacks of Democratic campaign officials before last year's American presidential election, ...and more »

In and out: Emmanuel Macron's anti-populist populism - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

Emmanuel Macron has cultivated an image as a political outsider, but some of his critics accuse him of being more closely integrated with the French establishment than he claims. Fabio Bordignon characterises Macron's candidacy as 'anti-populist ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron's campaign team bans Russian news outlets from events - The Guardian

Russia accuses French presidential candidate of discrimination after spokesman confirmed Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel were denied access. Reuters. Thu 27 Apr 2017 15.22 EDT Last modified on Thu 27 Apr 2017 17.03 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Brigitte Macron: ever present beside France's presidential hopeful - The Guardian

Last July, when Emmanuel Macron was economy minister in François Hollande's government and his barely hidden presidential ambitions were dismissed as a naive fantasy by the political class, he held his first rally at a smart venue on Paris's Left Bank.and more »

Can Emmanuel Macron solve France's economic riddle? - The Guardian

If the radical centrist frontrunner blames France's problems solely on the lack of supply-side reform he is setting himself up to fail. Sun 30 Apr 2017 06.23 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 20.05 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

French tragedy or farce - 2: A 'republican front' against Marine Le Pen? - Open Democracy

The truth is that the former economy minister has no solid constituency backing him, and no real popularity. lead Emmanuel Macron meets some of his supporters at La Rotonde restaurant in Paris, France, on April 23, 2017, after the first round of the ...and more »

The Future of Europe Hinges on a Face-Off in France - The New Yorker

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have become symbols of either the ratification or the rejection of the populist wave that led to Brexit and Trump. By Lauren Collins. For many French voters, the Presidential race has offered no good choices ...and more »

What would Emmanuel Macron as France's leader mean for Europe? - The Guardian

A presidential win could offer a last chance for liberal reform of Europe but may prove bad news for Britain's Brexit trade hopes. Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Tue 2 May 2017 02.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 25 May 2017 06.49 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Across Europe the populist revolt is not in retreat. It's on pause -

Yesterday's conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions – the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today's conventional wisdom (post-first-round ...and more »