The results of the first round of the legislative elections on 12 June from the headquarters of Ensemble! (presidential coalition) in Paris show the close finish with the left-wing coalition Nupes.
Amid record abstention, the left-wing NUPES coalition performed well against the presidential coalition.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round of the presidential election, as in 2022.
The first round of the French presidential elections leaves the country’s party system in tatters and voters divided along three poles. What will happen in the second round is now anyone’s guess.
Announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential election showing the two candidates qualified for the second round, Emmanuel Macron (28.4%) and Marine Le Pen (23.2%) (estimates at 22:40).
The dynamics of the “strategic vote” in France have amplified the restructuring of the political field around three major poles: centrist, identitarian and far left.
Far-right candidates Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen have both benefited from substantial support by media groups sympathetic to their ideas.
While many progressive movements have organised online, conservatives dominate because of better organisation, capital, and social inequality. France’s presidential elections are a case in point.
Sparkling not still.
The president’s business reforms are not to everyone’s liking, but they seem to be producing results.
Is France heading for Macron vs. Le Pen rematch?
For the second time running, it is looking like the French presidential election will go to a runoff between centralist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen.
There are 12 candidates in the first round of the campaign – two favourites, three outsiders and a host of people with no chance of making it to the second round.
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French president, Emmanuel Macron: trapped in an endless cycle of crisis.
Sky-high abstention rates reveal the weakness of Emmanuel Macron’s political project.
Emmanuel Macron has pulled his ambassador out of Rome in a rage.
When two founding partners of the European Union are at loggerheads, something is very wrong.
Yellow vest protesters want French president Emmanuel Macron to feel their pain. Is he listening?
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can’t lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte after a meeting with the Romanian president at the Elysee presidential palace (November 27, 2018).
With some “Gilet jaune” protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
French President Emmanuel Macro arrives at the Tallinn Digital Summit, September 28, 2017.
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Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the “liquid” society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
Macron visits a migrant centre in Croisilles, northern France, in January.
France’s new immigration bill exposes the flaw in fixating on numbers rather than people’s lives.
May cannot depend on distracted Merkel and Macron.
Stalemate in the Brexit negotiations is linked to a crisis of representation in Europe.
Out in force.
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Emmanuel Macron’s honeymoon period as French president is over.
The new French president’s committment to social justice has come in for questioning.
The new French president has been accused of racism over comments about Africa’s ‘civilisational’ problems.
Emmanuel Macron surrounded by Cabinet ministers – some more powerful than others.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn’t mean women have the same amount of power.
Macron during the first round of parliamentary elections on June 11, 2017.
France’s new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country’s young president.
This week’s Newspoll, conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1655, is completely unchanged on voting intentions since last fortnight’s post-budget Newspoll. Labor leads 53-47, from primary votes…