French Presidential Elections 2017

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Speedy Guide: How the French Presidential Election Works

PARIS (AP) – A whirlwind guide to the logistics of the winner-takes-all final round of voting Sunday that will elect France’s new president: THE RUNOFF ELECTION: Just two candidates: Emmanuel Macron, 39, a pro-business, pro-European Union centrist; Marine Le Pen,

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Macron Campaign Hacked, Huge Cache of Files Dumped Online

A large cache of documents hacked from French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaigning team have been dumped on the internet, with just hours to go until polling opens in the final round of voting. The information includes genuine staffers’ personal

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Islamic Radical Arrested Near French Military Base

French police have arrested a radicalised former soldier near a French military airbase in Normandy. The man is known to the police as he is listed on France’s terror watchlist.

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Nantes, on April 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Brussels ‘Crossing Fingers’ for Macron in French Vote

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU has clearly pinned its hopes on pro-European presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in Sunday’s French run-off vote, wary of the threat posed by the fiercely eurosceptic Marine Le Pen. A host of top Brussels figures led by

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Firebrand Israeli Politician Endorses Marine Le Pen

An Israeli deputy of the ruling Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen despite Israel’s ban on communicating with the Front National.

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Macron INCREASES Lead Ahead of French Election Sunday

Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

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Protests On Last Day of French Presidential Election Campaign

PARIS (AP) – Protests are breaking out in Paris on the last day of campaigning before the French presidential election, with environmental activists dangling off the Eiffel Tower and students blocking the entrance to high schools. Activists for Greenpeace slipped

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Prosecutors Investigate if So-Called ‘Fake News’ Influencing French Vote

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors launched a preliminary investigation Thursday into whether fake news is being used to influence voting three days ahead of France’s presidential election. Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron sued hours after his far-right adversary Marine Le

Members of French far-right party Front National Youth Movement (FNJ) party stick posters of French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen on April 27, 2017 in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should …

Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen

Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has increasingly attracted young voters and two first-time voters explain why she appeals to them. The two 18-year-olds are casting their first vote for a French president and both Sacha T. and

BEAUCAIRE, FRANCE - JANUARY 11: Police stand guard duing the far-right Front National Unity rally 'Marche Republicaine' on January 11, 2015 in Beaucaire, France. The French far-right National Front (FN) held their own rally after being excluded from the Paris unity rally. An estimated one million people have converged in …

French Police Defy Their Unions to Vote For Le Pen

Despite being told by their unions not to vote for anti-mass migration presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, many French police are voting for Le Pen, who they feel will restore law and order to France. The police union “Alliance” have made

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Live Blog: The Final French Presidential Debate

PARIS, France — This evening the two French presidential candidates, anti-mass migration Front National candidate Marine Le Pen and pro-European Union globalist Emmanuel Macron face off in the only televised debate of the second round of the presidential race. The debate

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 02: on March 2, 2015 in Bury, United Kingdom. As the United Kingdom prepares to vote in the May 7th general election many people are debating some of the many key issues that they face in their life, employment, the NHS, housing, benefits, education, immigration, …

Calais Voters Decimated by Globalisation Turn to Le Pen for Hope

The northern French city of Calais, formerly a hub for textiles like lace, has been decimated by globalisation. Now, many voters are turning to anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen to restore jobs to the city.