Tag Archives: Le Pen

06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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06May/17

France’s african, muslim and jewish communities express concern ahead of election

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 5, 2017)(REUTERS) – The imminent French elections is the hot topic on the streets of Paris. In streets filled with African hairdressers, nail saloons with Asian staff and restaurants with exotic food, it might look like the trendiest hairdo is the main issue, below the surface emotions are simmering and about France’s next president – with many in France’s mixed communities hoping centrist Emmanuel Macron will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose speeches against immigration and in favour of an exit from the European Union attracted 21.4 percent of voters during the first round of France’s presidential election on April 27.
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28Apr/17

Comments on Holocaust, homosexuality loom over Le Pen’s election bid

Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid risks a setback after the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers and her father said gay marriage was “exalted” in a ceremony paying tribute to a dead policeman.
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26Apr/17

Le Pen says she is “not the National Front candidate”

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says she is “not the National Front candidate” during a French television interview.

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24Apr/17

Macron “one step away” from presidency – newspaper

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron is just “one step away” from the presidency, says France’s Liberation newspaper, after he wins the first round of voting in the country’s election.
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21Jan/17

Protesters block access to far-right leaders meeting in Koblenz

Protesters voice their anger about a meeting of European far-right politicians in Koblenz.

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21Jan/17

French far-right’s Le Pen says Brexit will have domino effect

National Front (NF) leader Marine Le Pen welcomes what she sees as ‘the end of the world and the birth of another’ at a gathering of far-right leaders in Germany.

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13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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08Dec/16

Christmas comes early for France’s Le Pen

France’s far right politician Marine Le Pen visits Paris’ biggest Christmas market as polls show her topping the first round of the 2017 election. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading

07Dec/15

Far-right surges in French elections

France’s far-right National Front has pulled off a historic win in Sunday’s first round of regional elections, in a breakthrough that shakes up the country’s political landscape. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading