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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 »

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 »

French-election fears unite scientists in defence of liberal democracy -

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 »

French elections: Marine Le Pen vows to suspend immigration to 'protect France' - The Independent

Marine Le Pen has claimed she will “protect France” with a vow to suspend immigration and defend the country against the threat of “savage globalisation”. With just days to go until the first round of voting in the presidential election, the far-right ...and more »

French election: Voters could be left with choice of two extremes – Marine Le Pen or Jean-Luc Melenchon - The Independent

Days before France goes to the polls in the first round of the presidential election, the country has never experienced such a level of uncertainty. Four candidates are neck and neck – François Fillon for Les Républicains, Emmanuel Macron and his party ...and more »

Between Vichy and the Republic - Jacobin magazine

The National Front hasn't changed. It just learned how to articulate its longstanding racism and xenophobia with mainstream French republican discourse. A National Front rally in Paris, France in 2012. Blandine Le Cain / Flickr. The first round of the ...and more »

What you need to know about the French presidential election - Washington Post

France has begun the process of selecting its next president. Sunday's vote is one of several major elections in Western Europe this year. [Europe French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe's future]. In many ways, 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 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 »