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A man goes to the polling booth in Le Touquet for the second round of the legislative election on 19 June 2022. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Parliamentary elections shock France’s political order to its core

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.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round of the presidential election, as in 2022. Ludovic Marin/AFP

French elections: a divided country faces an uncertain second round

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). Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

First round of the French election: apparent stability, yet a profound reconfiguration

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. Thomas Coex/AFP

Behind French election tweets, the far right is hidden in plain sight

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.

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