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Already fretting Le Pen, French Jews are now worried about far-left Melenchon too - Jweekly.com

Even before the communist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon emerged as a serious contender for the presidency in France, the elections were shaping up to be a fateful moment for the country's 500,000 Jews. Many of them are deeply worried about the rise in ...and more »

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

PARIS — Forgive the French if they seem on edge. 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 ...and more »

Le Pen steps up anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of French election - Financial Times

Marine Le Pen has stepped up her anti-immigration and anti-Islam rhetoric as she seeks to mobilise her far-right party's base in the final days of campaigning before the first round of voting in a knife-edge French presidential election. The National ...and more »

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

It is the strangest French presidential election that mathematician Cédric Villani can remember. “It has been like no other,” he says: “hectic, hysterical, and full of twists and turns”. With a few days left before Sunday's first round of voting, any ...and more »

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

When the French presidential elections begin on April 23, the world will be watching closely. 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 ...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 »

Here's how France's election could spark market turmoil - MarketWatch

Get ready for crunchtime in France. As Sunday's first-round presidential election nears, the polls are showing a nail-bitingly close race between four candidates, setting the scene for what could be a shake-up in European financial markets next week ...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 »

A youth revolt in France boosts the far right - Washington Post

LA BAZOCHE-GOUET, France. Songbirds flitted among the redbud trees. The wind tickled yellow flowers in fields of rapeseed. The medieval church clock clanged on the hour. Otherwise all was still in this one-boulangerie town in the French countryside ...and more »

French Elections 2017 - teleSUR English

On Sunday French citizens will go to the polls in the first round of the country's hotly contested 2017 presidential elections. The elections pit leftist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon against far-right National Front leader Marian Le Pen, centrist ...and more »