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Latest update : 2014-03-27

French local elections: A vote against François Hollande?

After round one of the French local elections, we can already draw several lessons. The polls attracted record-low turnout, and resulted in a major blow for the ruling socialists, a much-needed victory for the opposition conservatives, and last but not least, a historic performance by the far-right National Front.

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2017-01-17 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

On January 22, the French left is holding the first round of a primary to designate its candidate for the presidential election. But as the contenders hold rallies across the...

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2017-01-10 Socialist Party (France)

A 'Catholic' president? French conservative Fillon breaks with secularism

"I am a Gaullist and I am a Christian". This is how the conservative candidate for France's presidential election, François Fillon, defines himself. By wearing his religion on...

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2017-01-03 Socialist Party (France)

French Socialist primaries: Ruling party faces fight for survival

The sprint has already begun. In just three weeks' time, France’s Socialists will square off in round one of the primary to designate their candidate for the presidential...

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2016-12-20 Socialist Party (France)

2017 French presidential election: A wide-open race

In a little over four months, the mother of all elections in France - the presidential election - will take place. One thing is for sure: a new president will be voted in....

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2016-12-13 Manuel Valls

France's Socialist presidential primary: A crowded race

After French President François Hollande's shock announcement that he will not run for re-election, the battle on the left has begun in earnest. A Socialist primary election is...

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