President Emmanuel Macron on Monday will give a rare speech before both houses of parliament assembled at the sumptuous Versailles chateau, a break from tradition that some people are criticising as unbecoming of French democracy.
President Emmanuel Macron continued bulldozing France’s political establishment as his upstart La République en Marche! (LREM) party topped Sunday’s first-round legislative vote and appeared poised to claim a historic majority in parliament.
French President Emmanuel Macron this week launched a website which aims to encourage US scientists and researchers frustrated with President Donald Trump’s position on climate change to move to France.
President Emmanuel Macron’s political party is on pace to win an absolute majority in France’s parliamentary election this month, with the added advantage of a splintered opposition, according to leading public opinion firms.
Leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Wednesday announced he would run as a French parliamentary candidate in Marseille, a city he doesn’t live in, but which heavily backed him in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency last month.
France’s presidential debate on Wednesday was full of heated attacks and aggressive arguments between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, but it also saw a steady stream of lies and misinformation.
Young voters in France have traditionally thrown their support behind left-wing candidates. Results from Sunday’s first round presidential poll show that remains true, but that young voters are also increasingly flocking to political extremes.
France’s ruling Socialist Party appears headed for an historic drubbing. Crowned the mainstream left’s presidential nominee in January, Benoit Hamon could fail to even clear single digit support in Sunday’s all-important first-round vote.
François Hollande’s reign as president was marked by a secret love affair, deadly terror attacks, and an economic policy U-turn that could still rip his own Socialist Party apart – so much for the normality he promised French voters five years ago.
Presidential candidates from France’s far-right and far-left political camps are seizing on protests more than 7,000 kilometres from Paris to bolster their bids for the Elysée Palace this month.