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French election will be a choice between embracing migrants' rights and closing borders - The Conversation AU

Anna Triandafyllidou does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

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

Emmanuel Macron's influence on Europe will largely depend on the relationship he manages to strike with Berlin. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images. In a sign of how quickly European politics has moved, senior diplomats in the British embassy ...and more »

France's presidential hopefuls to stage duelling May Day rallies - Viet Nam News

PARIS – France's rivals for the presidency, centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, are set to hold duelling rallies in Paris on Monday, the May Day holiday that will also see major demonstrations against both ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron: I'll renegotiate Le Touquet border treaty - The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron, the favourite in the race to become the next French president, has suggested that he would want to renegotiate an agreement that allows British border police to operate in Calais. Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate ...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 »

Is There a Case for Le Pen? - New York Times

EVERY surge of right-wing populism confronts voters with a different dilemma. In the Brexit referendum, the risk was the policy, not the politicians. Voting to leave the European Union was not a vote to make Nigel Farage prime minister; it was a vote ...and more »

French Front-Runner Campaigns Against Himself - Bloomberg

The centrist Emmanuel Macron is said to have an easy route to the presidency. Maybe he does. But voters can be fickle. by. Therese Raphael. @ThereseRaphael1 More stories by Therese Raphael. 15. April 26, 2017, 10:00 PM PDT Corrected April 27, 2017, 4 ...and more »

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

Emmanuel Macron meets with youth during a campaign visit to Sarcelles, north of Paris, on Thursday. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images. Russia has accused French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team of discriminating against ...and more »

Le Pen's 'outsider' politics move to center stage in France - Deutsche Welle

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's round one victory was spared the public outrage that met her father's push through to the runoff in 2002. The National Front has gone mainstream. Präsidentschaftswahl in Frankreich Marine Le Pen ...and more »

Has France Really Rejected Populism? - Project Syndicate

Beneath the surface of France's first-round presidential election results is a potential coalition that should give pause to those celebrating the supposed triumph of liberal democracy. Even if the French electorate rejects anti-establishment policies ...and more »