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France elections and the future of the European Union - U of M News Service

ANN ARBOR—French voters are heading to the polls this Sunday in what's considered a high-stakes election amid security and economic concerns as well as European Union stability. If none of the candidates reach a majority, the runoff election will take ...and more »

France's Youth Are Turning To The Far-Right National Front - Huffington Post

France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is feverishly wrapping up her campaign ahead of the country's first round of presidential elections on Sunday. There's widespread uncertainty over how the vote will pan out, as polls have tightened ...and more »

Wild French Election Puts Far-Right's Marine Le Pen On Shaky Ground - Huffington Post

As her support erodes, the National Front candidate is making a sharp turn to the right. Geoffroy Clavel The Huffington Post. PARIS ― There's a storm brewing over Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign. For the past two years, the head of the France's ...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 »

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 »

Council of Europe concerned about emergency procedures in Romania - New Europe

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) expresses concern about the use of emergency procedures to amend legislation in Romania instead of using proper parliamentary process. The Group of States against ...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 »

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 »