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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 when Marine Le Pen strode to ...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 »

French elections' real risk: More of the same - POLITICO.eu

PARIS — While much of Europe frets that an extremist victory in France's presidential election could upend the EU, the country's political and business elite is worried about something completely different. Stasis — rather than chaos — is what ...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 »