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French Voters Are Also Impatient, But Not for Change - Bloomberg

The Gallic version of "Make America Great Again" is about stronger government, not less of it. by. Therese Raphael. @ThereseRaphael1 More stories by Therese Raphael. 9. April 18, 2017, 10:00 PM PDT. Plus ca change. Photographer: GEOFFROY VAN DER ...and more »

Lining Up the French Elections - U.S. News & World Report

Last week, the building housing the campaign headquarters of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was hit by a suspected arson attack – authorities reported no injuries and minor damage to the building. This week, Emmanuel Macron, the ...and more »

Why the French presidential candidates are arguing about their colonial history - The Conversation US

Polls are tightening up, but Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN) Party, seems likely to get through to the second, runoff ballot on May 10. Will the xenophobic populism that brought Brexit to the U.K. and Donald Trump to the White House ...and more »

French-election fears unite scientists in defence of liberal democracy - Nature.com

Supporters of Front National leader Marine Le Pen hand out campaign leaflets in the northern town of Hénin-Beaumont. It is the strangest French presidential election that mathematician Cédric Villani can remember. “It has been like no other,” he says ...and more »

Down in Polls, France's Le Pen Targets Immigration for Boost - U.S. News & World Report

Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader, reacts at the end of her campaign rally in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Reuters. By John Irish. PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in ...and more »

French Jews are worried about Le Pen. Now another presidential candidate scares them, too. - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon at a campaign rally in Lille, April 12, 2017. (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images). (JTA) — Even before the communist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon emerged as a serious contender for the presidency in France ...and more »

How Marine Le Pen Relies on Dividing French Jews and Muslims - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Marine Le Pen, the National Front party leader who is among the frontrunners in France's upcoming presidential elections, made waves this month with her ...and more »

Marine Le Pen Leads Far-Right Fight to Make France 'More French' - New York Times

MARSEILLE, France — Slipping in polls in the final days before the start of France's presidential voting on Sunday, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen is rallying her base by hardening a line — already very hard — on her principal campaign theme ...and more »

France's Le Pen turns far-right party into contender for power - RTE.ie

Marine Le Pen has brought the National Front from fringe status into the political spotlight and made herself a real contender to be France's first woman president and its first far-right leader since World War II. Since taking the helm in 2011, Le Pen ...and more »

Macron Wants to Change France. But Will Voters Elect an Unknown? - New York Times

BAGNÈRES-DE-BIGORRE, France — In the final days before France's presidential election on Sunday, Emmanuel Macron was tramping through the snow high in the mountains near the Spanish border for a critical campaign stop near this tiny village where his ...and more »