French parliamentary elections test Macron’s pro-business agenda

French parliamentary elections test Macron’s pro-business agenda

PARIS – Millions of French voters went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the first round of parliamentary elections, which will decide whether the president Emmanuel Macron has the majority to move forward with its pro-business agenda. Standing in his way is the fiery soul of the far left Jean-Luc Melenchon, whose party … Read more

France’s cultural war resurfaced after Macron appointed “awake” minister – POLITICO

France’s cultural war resurfaced after Macron appointed “awake” minister – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to appoint historian Pap Ndiaye as education minister has revived a bitter cultural clash over France’s relationship with American wokeism. The nomination of Ndiaye, a specialist in American history and minority issues, has raised concerns that he will try to impose on … Read more

The climate is burning to the right – POLITICO

The climate is burning to the right – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article Climate change is heating up the election – and right is being burned. Australian voters on Saturday dumped Scott Morrison’s liberal-national government from power in what has been called the country’s “climate choice”. High-profile liberals were expelled from the party’s inner city areas and lost six seats to … Read more

No honeymoon for Macron as thousands protest at May 1 rallies in France – POLITICO

No honeymoon for Macron as thousands protest at May 1 rallies in France – POLITICO

Thousands of people protested across France on May 1, urging the government to act on purchasing power and pensions and put pressure on newly elected President Emmanuel Macron. While most of the protesters demonstrated peacefully, dozens showed off companies was damaged in Paris, including a McDonald’s branch, banks, insurance companies and real estate agents. According … Read more

France’s ‘sad’ rural towns pose a real challenge for Macron’s second term – POLITICO

France’s ‘sad’ rural towns pose a real challenge for Macron’s second term – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article TONNEINS, France – Tonneins should be an idyllic place to stay. Full of history and charm, the small town is located across the river Garonne in southwestern France and is surrounded by a gently undulating landscape. It sounds like a postman’s dream. And yet, more than half of … Read more

More of France will be a shade of navy blue – POLITICO

More of France will be a shade of navy blue – POLITICO

Emmanuel Macron was re-elected as France’s president on Sunday, but his far-right rival Marine Le Pen made a strong push across large parts of the country. The National Rally candidate led in more than 18,000 of the 35,000 French municipalities on the French mainland, though mostly in sparsely populated rural areas, while Macron won the … Read more

The EU celebrates and resents Macron’s victory – POLITICO

The EU celebrates and resents Macron’s victory – POLITICO

No need for more conferences: Emmanuel Macron is The future of Europe. With his decisive election victory over right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen on Sunday, Macron not only gained five more years as President of France, but also secured his place – for better or worse – at the heart of EU decision-making until 2027, … Read more

Even in defeat, Marine Le Pen brings France’s far right closer to power

Even in defeat, Marine Le Pen brings France’s far right closer to power

PARIS—Marine Le Pen did not achieve her goal of achieving France’s highest office, but her campaign laid the groundwork for the far right to become a lasting force in French politics. With 41.5% of the vote, Mrs Le Pen won a larger share of the electorate than any right-wing extremist presidential candidate in post-World War … Read more

Macron wins the election, but France’s far right has gained record support

Macron wins the election, but France’s far right has gained record support

In an address to his supporters in Paris on Sunday night, Le Pen admitted defeat, but said: “We have won nonetheless.” Thierry Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron may have just won another term, but political analysts believe that the continued rise of the far right will give him … Read more

French election 2022: Polling agencies expect re-election to Macron

French election 2022: Polling agencies expect re-election to Macron

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron comfortably won a second term on Sunday, triggering relief among allies that nuclear power will not abruptly change course in mid-war in Ukraine from EU and NATO efforts to punish and limit Russia’s military expansionism. The second five-year term for the 44-year-old center-back spared France and Europe from … Read more