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The Radical Centrism of Emmanuel Macron - Foreign Policy (blog)

Of all the potential outcomes that could have emerged from the first round of Sunday's French presidential election, the one that observers seemed to fear most was a second round duel between Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the hard right Front ...and more »

After French Vote, Mainstream Europe Breathes a Sigh of Relief - New York Times

LONDON — There was palpable relief in mainstream Europe on Monday at the success of the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential elections, and a wide assumption that he will defeat the far-right Marine Le Pen ...and more »

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: 'We've won the battle of ideas' - Washington Post

PARIS — In 2007, at age 22, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen became the youngest person ever to be elected to French Parliament. The niece of current presidential contender Marine Le Pen and the granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, Maréchal-Le Pen is already the ...and more »

The Fall of the French Left - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. In the first round of a French presidential election, there will, naturally, always be more losers than winners. But until Sunday, the Socialist Party had lost in ...and more »

The Real Lessons of the French Election - Slate Magazine

Fifteen years ago, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of the far-right Front National, gained 17 percent of the vote in the first round of the French election and unexpectedly advanced to a runoff against Jacques Chirac. The world was aghast. Millions of ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron: 5 things to know about France's new president - MarketWatch

New French President Emmanuel Macron has named a moderate from France's conservative party as his prime minister, as he tries to woo more people to his new party ahead of next month's legislative elections. The 39-year-old independent centrist won 66.1 ...and more »

Le Pen Calls Parties in France 'Completely Rotten' as They Unite to Fend Her Off - New York Times

PARIS — A day after mainstream parties were dealt a heavy defeat in the French presidential election, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, one of the two candidates to advance to a runoff, condemned the parties' calls to unite against her and support ...and more »

Meet the man who could become France's youngest president - Los Angeles Times

After a year of electoral shocks around the globe, France delivered its own surprise when political neophyte and centrist Emmanuel Macron topped 10 other candidates in the first round of presidential voting. Suddenly, an obscure former investment ...and more »

Surprise! Round one of the French presidential election went pretty much as expected - The Conversation US

The votes are mostly counted in the first round of the French presidential election. Marine Le Pen of the French far right National Front has received 21.5 percent of the vote. Emmanuel Macron, an independent candidate running on the slogan of En ...and more »

The French Election Marks The End Of France's Traditional Parties - Huffington Post

PARIS ― After an unprecedented electoral campaign characterized by multiple political upheavals, the first round of France's presidential elections has confirmed that the republic is in the midst of a radical renewal. While this is nothing new ...and more »