Tag Archives: National Rally

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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30Apr/17

Week ahead: all change for France, but not for Fed?

It could be ‘all change’ for France’s political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision.It could be ‘all change’ on the political front as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of France’s presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision. Continue reading

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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10Apr/17

Far-right’s Le Pen sets her eyes on French election win

Polls indicate that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s “detoxifying” of her party’s image, shifting the focus onto the forgotten victims of globalisation, has been a success and many see her topping the first round vote on April 23. But they also see her losing the second round run-off to a mainstream rival.
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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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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

23Mar/15

Sarkozy denies far-right Le Pen victory in French polls

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party rules out any alliances between his party and National Front while French Prime Minister Manuel Valls calls for anti-FN blockade in next week’s run-off.

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