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

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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 »

What We Know in France: Macron and Le Pen Headed for Runoff - New York Times

The Latest Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, pro-European Union candidate, and Marine Le Pen of the far right appeared headed toward a runoff vote on May 7 in the French presidential race. □ Mr. Macron, an independent former investment banker, and Ms. Le ...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 »

France Discards the Politics of Left and Right - Bloomberg

Voters will chose as president someone who claims to be both liberal and conservative, or someone who claims to be neither. by. Therese Raphael. @ThereseRaphael1 More stories by Therese Raphael. 28. April 23, 2017, 3:49 PM PDT. A different kind of ...and more »

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

French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, on April 23, 2017. (Patrick Kovarik / AFP/Getty Images). After a year of electoral shocks around the globe, France delivered its own surprise ...and more »

Marine Le Pen May Get a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Far Left - New York Times

PARIS — The far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces an uphill battle in France's presidential runoff, less than two weeks away. But she saw daylight through a small window on Tuesday, and from an unlikely source: her defeated counterpart on the far left ...and more »

Can a French Political Upstart Ride Obama's Strategy to Victory? - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. PARIS—When French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron stepped on stage at the AccorHotels Arena Monday afternoon for his final major rally before the first ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance in French Election - New York Times

PARIS — In France's most consequential election in recent history, voters on Sunday chose Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to go to a runoff to determine the next president, official returns showed. One is a political novice, the other a far-right ...and more »

Macron's strong finish in the French election shows populist wave may be ebbing - Washington Post

BERLIN — In this era of fiery populism and muscular anti- globalist forces, politicians across Europe are suddenly discovering an electoral surprise. It might actually pay to embrace the European Union. The top finisher in the first round of the ...and more »