Recent News Headlines : French Politics

WAVE OF YOUNG LAWMAKERS ELECTED IN FRANCE, EVEN AS CONTEMPORARIES SHUN VOTE


Sweeping renewal of France's lower-house National Assembly in the election that concluded Sunday to renew the 577-seat chamber heralds a considerably younger legislature... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 58

FRENCH MICHAEL MOORE AND MACRON NEMESIS WINS SEAT IN PARLIAMENT


Ruffin's campaign posters nodded to the ever-resonant language of the French Revolution, casting Macron in the role of Louis XVI... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 22

FACTBOX: MACRON'S MPS - MATHS GENIUS, TECH ENTREPRENEUR AND GENOCIDE SURVIVOR


Thirty-year old Aurore Berge switched from the conservative The Republicans party to Macron's LREM party earlier this year... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 71

MACRON MARCHES ON AS HIS PARTY WINS LARGE MAJORITY IN FRENCH PARLIAMENT


The French president Emmanuel Macron's new centrist movement has won a large majority in the French parliament, according to the first official results on Sunday night... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 5618

WHY ELECTING INEXPERIENCED POLITICIANS LIKE TRUMP IS BACKFIRING


Team trump comes through in the war on ms-13... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 2891

LARGE PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY LEAVES MACRON HOLDING ALL THE CARDS


Likewise, several of the few Socialists still in parliament will back Macron's proposed new labour laws... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 223

LE PEN LOSES LUSTER SIGNALING FAR RIGHTS RETREAT IN FRANCE AND MAYBE BEYOND


SOISSONS, France -- Just this spring, Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign drew vast crowds who enthusiastically embraced her National Front's stridently nationalist, anti-immigrant vision of France... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 2617

FOR MACRONS PARTY IN FRANCE, SUCCESS IS BROAD. BUT HOW DEEP?


PARIS -- By almost any measure, the party of President Emmanuel Macron achieved overwhelming success in the first round of parliamentary elections on Sunday... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 175

FRENCH ELECTIONS: MACRON'S PARTY BUOYANT BUT TURNOUT SLUMPS


Emmanuel macron's party set for landslide in french parliamentary elections... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 321

MACRON'S PARTY MAKES BIG WIN IN ROUND ONE OF LEGISLATIVE ELECTION


Under France's electoral rules, only candidates who win more than 50 percent of votes in the first round win the seat outright... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 1

FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON'S PARTY SET FOR VICTORY IN 1ST ROUND OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


Macron's main rival in the recent presidential election, Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front scored 13 percent, according to Elabe... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 341

WHIRLWIND FRANCE ELECTION HEADS FOR 'THIRD ROUND' WITH LEGISLATIVE VOTES


Bruno Le Maire, a Les Republicains heavyweight Macron poached to be his finance minister, is running for re-election in a district of the Eure... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 122

'THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS SHOCKED BY THIS TRAGIC NEWS'


According to local councillor Liam Callaghan, Oisin was well known within the Frenchpark community... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 250

NEW FRENCH PRESIDENT HOLDS FIRST CABINET MEETING


The most senior Cabinet job, interior minister, went to Gerard Collomb, 69, long-time Socialist mayor of Lyon who played a key role in Mr Macron's presidential bid... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 0

MEET CIUDADANOS: THE PARTY DREAMING OF A SPANISH REMAKE OF MACRON'S SUCCESS


Ciudadanos, is the Spanish 'En Marche' That is why Emmanuel Macron's victory in France was seen as a significant event by Ciudadanos... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 93

AS VIOLENCE RAGES, VENEZUELA OPPOSITION MAKES DESPERATE PLEA TO MILITARY FOR DIALOGUE


CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition Sunday urged the armed forces to consider dialogue, despite its loyalty to embattled President Nicolas Maduro in the country's deadly political crisis... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1

MACRON SWORN IN AS NEW PRESIDENT OF FRANCE


Emmanuel Macron vows to fight terrorism and to help resolve the world's migration crisis... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1271

AN EX-BULLFIGHTER AND A MATHEMATICIAN WHO LIKES SPIDERS AMONG EN MARCHE'S 400+ CANDIDATES


Valls has declared his Socialist Party dead and sought to join forces with Macron... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 45

MACRON'S PARTY ANNOUNCES ITS PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES. HALF ARE POLITICAL NEOPHYTES.


Read more Macron defeated Le Pen in France's presidential election... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 180

NATIONAL FRONT'S MARION MARECHAL-LE PEN STEPS AWAY FROM POLITICS, FOR NOW


Fillon ultimately finished third to Macron and Marine Le Pen after his run was crippled by scandal... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 301

VICTORIOUS EMMANUEL MACRON PLOTS PHASE TWO OF PLAN TO CHANGE FRANCE


Richard Ferrand, the secretary general of Macron's broad neither left nor right political movement, said the parliamentary elections were the second phase of Macron's presidential win... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 699

PROTESTERS & POLICE FIGHT IN CENTRAL PARIS DURING POST-VOTE DEMONSTRATION (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


Grosse presence policiere a la manif contre la politique social du president elu Macron... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 201

EU LEADERS HAIL MACRON'S FRENCH ELECTION TRIUMPH AS HE WARNS BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE 'TOUGH'


Brigitte trogneux, former drama teacher to emmanuel macron, to take centre stage as france's first ladyA... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 249

WHAT NOW FOR MACRON? JIHADI THREAT AND ECONOMIC WOES MEAN NO HONEYMOON


Every new French leader wants to contrast the style of the president who went before... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 1041

WHO IS FRANCE'S PRESIDENT-ELECT EMMANUEL MACRON? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


French President-elect Emmanuel Macron holds hands with his wife Brigitte during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 1647

EMMANUEL MACRON'S UNLIKELY PATH TO THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY


Emmanuel Macron betrayed me methodically, Hollande said last year, according to the daily newspaper Le Monde... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 4593

EMMANUEL MACRON: WHY THE FRENCH FIND HIM SO HARD TO VOTE FOR


Breaking the mould of French politics Opinion polls suggest Emmanuel Macron has a commanding lead over Marine Le Pen, days before the vote... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 355

MARINE LE PEN FENDS OFF NAZI GAS CHAMBER ROW TO SAVAGE MACRON


I will support Marine Le Pen, I will campaign with her on an enlarged government project, said Nicolas Dupont-Aignan of Debout La France France Stand Up ... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 168

VIOLENCE SCARS FRANCE'S PRE-ELECTION MAY DAY MARCHES


Le Pen hit back that the unions are not defending workers' interests, they are looking after their own interests ... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 0

UNIONS IN FRANCE SPLIT OVER WHETHER TO BACK EMMANUEL MACRON


Demonstrators at a smaller rally organized earlier on Monday in Paris by more moderate labor unions, who have endorsed Mr. Macron, said voters had to choose... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 489

Trending News Headlines : French Politics

POPULISM CAN BE STOPPED, SAYS JUBILANT DUTCH GREENLEFT LEADER


Besides Amsterdam, GreenLeft also performed well in university cities such as Groningen, Utrecht and Nijmegen... READ MORE

16th March, 2017 23743

'ISIS FLAG' PICTURE THAT CLAIMS TO SHOW REFUGEES ATTACKING POLICE GOES VIRAL AND IS A LIE


Isis flag picture that claims to show refugees attacking police goes viral and is a lie... READ MORE

15th September, 2015 15066

'I REFUSE TO BE LIKE THEM'


We agree that a restorative justice process could be helpful to both Mr Dukes and the Hokoanas... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 10561

ALEXANDRE BISSONNETTE'S JOURNEY FROM MODERATE CONSERVATIVE TO EXTREMIST TROLL


Identified with far right Bissonnette grew up in Cap-Rouge, a suburb southwest of Quebec City, where his parents still live... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 8080

TRUMPETING ANN COULTER'S FREE SPEECH: ALICIA SHEPARD


Berkeley said that there are two principles that are non-negotiable on its campus free speech and campus safety... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 6909

THE PODEMOS REVOLUTION: HOW A SMALL GROUP OF RADICAL ACADEMICS CHANGED EUROPEAN POLITICS | GILES TREMLETT


Demonstrators gather near Madrid's Puerta del Sol for a March for Change organised by Podemos in January... READ MORE

31st March, 2015 5324

EMMANUEL MACRON: THE FRENCH OUTSIDER WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT


The best way to understand Emmanuel Macron is to know that what determines him is freedom, liberty... READ MORE

18th February, 2017 4545

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT OF FRANCE


Francois Hollande, the least popular French president since the second world war, has announced he will not run for a second term in office... READ MORE

2nd December, 2016 4202

LEFT-WING PARTY IN MADRID MASS RALLY


Bangkok post buoyed by greek vote spain's podemos calls mass rally 6 hrs ago... READ MORE

31st January, 2015 3473

LE PEN RIDES TRUMP, BREXIT WAVE IN ELECTION CAMPAIGN


Marine Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate, has formally launched a campaign echoing many of the themes that propelled Donald Trump to the White House... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 3130

TRUMP RALLIES NRA 'FRIENDS' ON EVE OF 100-DAY MILESTONE


US President Donald Trump has held a campaign-style rally at the National Rifle Association's annual convention and vowed to wind back gun control measures... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 2774

CONGRESSIONAL MEMO GUN CONTROL VOICES IN CONGRESS ALL BUT SILENT AFTER CHARLESTON SHOOTING


Since the 2012 shootings in Newtown, Congress has added more pro-gun lawmakers to its ranks... READ MORE

19th June, 2015 2463

'OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH'


President Obama will make a statement Thursday evening on the mass shooting at an Oregon community college... READ MORE

2nd October, 2015 2411

LIKE TRUMP EUROPES POPULISTS WIN BIG WITH RURAL VOTERS


Like Trump, Europes Populists Win Big With Rural Voters... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 2045

FRENCH SCHOOL MAKES MUSLIMS AND JEWS WEAR RED DISCS


Serving schoolchildren alternative meals without pork is a sensitive issue in France... READ MORE

27th September, 2015 1824

FIGHT TO IMPEACH BRAZILS LEADER TEARS AT FABRIC OF DAILY LIFE


Alarmed by the surge in social strife, some Brazilians have taken a hard line on political chatter... READ MORE

16th April, 2016 1791

RUSSELL HOWARD JUST DESTROYED AMERICA'S OBSESSION WITH GUNS


You can write God on a dildo, that doesn't make it religious!... READ MORE

29th November, 2015 1668

HOW EMMANUELLA LAMBROPOULOS SCORED AN UPSET WIN IN SAINT-LAURENT


Emmanuella Lambropoulos secured the Liberal nomination to represent the Saint-Laurent riding in an upcoming byelection Wednesday night, and she didn't hide her amazement... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 1514

EX-SUN EDITOR KELVIN MACKENZIE TELLS LABOUR MP CAT SMITH PEOPLE ARE 'NOT STRUGGLING'. BOOED


BBC Question Time Ex-Sun Editor Kelvin MacKenzie Tells Labour MP Cat Smith People Are 'Not Struggling'. Booed... READ MORE

16th January, 2016 1244

GUN RIGHTS GROUP RAFFLES AR-15 RIFLE WITH HILLARY CLINTON PORTRAIT


Valone dismissed critics who blasted the raffle as a dangerous stunt that degrades a much-needed debate on gun control in America... READ MORE

1st October, 2016 1042

AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE FIRE SPARKS FRANTIC EVACUATION ON CHICAGO RUNWAY


Passenger Sarah Ahmed told WLS-TV the plane had been speeding down the runway when she heard an explosion and saw flames and black smoke... READ MORE

29th October, 2016 886

DESPITE SETBACK MERKEL VOWS TO FOLLOW REFUGEE PLAN


Angela Merkel has led Germany through several crises, Mr. Tauber said... READ MORE

5th September, 2016 866

EXIT POLLS IN FRANCE SHOW NATIONAL FRONT PARTY LOSING


They are very good in the first round, but they crash in the second, Mr. Lebourg said Sunday night of the National Front... READ MORE

13th December, 2015 785

LET THEM EAT CAKE? 'CALLING FRENCH POOR 'TOOTHLESS LOT' SHOWS TRUE COLORS OF FRANCOIS HOLLANDE'


And this has come back again and it shows the great despise that this man actually has for the people of France... READ MORE

16th October, 2016 751

FRONT NATIONAL WIN COULD LEAD TO CIVIL WAR, WARNS FRENCH PM


France's socialist prime minister warns of a slide towards civil war if the far-right national front wins power in regional polls this weekend... READ MORE

12th December, 2015 651

SHUT IT! WEST'S FREE SPEECH CHALLENGES ARE SIGN OF SYSTEMIC INSECURITY


Going back to the British parliament case, it does seem an extraordinary transgression of the right to free speech, as well as diplomatic etiquette... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 628

ANALYSIS | IS IT TOO LATE FOR THE WEST'S CENTER-LEFT?


Lodewijk Asscher, the Labor party leader and deputy prime minister, laments the center-left's inability to hold onto its working-class base... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 617

'COCKS NOT GLOCKS': UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENTS TO PROTEST GUN LAWS WITH DILDOS


The University of Texas at Austin was the site of one of the worst campus shootings in US history... READ MORE

11th October, 2015 588

PARAGUAY'S YOUTH MOBILIZE AGAINST PRESIDENT: 'ANGER NEEDS TO BE ORGANISED'


Most of the Colorado party is behind Cartes's drive to pass re-election... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 578

FRANCES FAR-RIGHT NATIONAL FRONT GAINS IN ELECTIONS


When the votes were counted, Ms. Le Pen's National Front party was pulling far ahead in two of France's 13 regions and leading in four others... READ MORE

6th December, 2015 569


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