The results of the second round resulted in a historic record of seats for the RN and an even greater polarisation of political life within the National Assembly itself.
Amid record abstention, the left-wing NUPES coalition performed well against the presidential coalition.
While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
Research shows that Europe’s far right has deep ideological and practical ties to Putin’s Russia.
Emmanuel Macron’s success validates a strategy aimed at making him appear as the champion of the “progressives”, but it has only partially worked.
The next five years are going to be harder than Emmanuel Macron’s first term.
With the collapse of traditional politics, voters must vote with their heads rather than their hearts at every stage.
A victory of the far-right presidential candidate would be good news for Moscow, which has a long-standing history with Le Pen and her party.
French voters face a stark choice at the polls, but many are saying ‘non’ to both candidates.
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.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon was the great success story of the first round. The question now becomes – who gets his votes in the second?
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.
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.
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.
Under fire for her past Russian links, Marine Le Pen may still be within reach of the second round of the French presidential elections thanks to her left-leaning economic agenda.
Zemmour’s statements about universalism, assimilation and “separatism” have deep roots in the history of the French Republic.
The south-eastern region of France known as PACA has long been a centre of power for the far-right, but recent failures in the regional elections bring its future into question for Marine Le Pen.
After rioters outside the US Capitol sang Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, here are more global instances when history has sounded a little out of tune.
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.