Pro-EU Macron wins France's presidency, dashing Le Pen's hopes

/ May 8, 2017

Pro-EU Macron wins France's presidency, dashing Le Pen's hopes

Ripping up France’s political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Macron, who had never ...

Despite electoral setback, European populism lives on

/ | May 8, 2017

Despite electoral setback, European populism lives on

It’s a triple-whammy. The last six months have seen three European elections and three defeats for far-right populists. The tempting conclusion is that populism’s destructive ability to dismantle old worlds without having credible blueprints for building new ones has been contained for now — ...

In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign

/ May 6, 2017

In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign

Many feared this was coming. For months pundits and journalists worried over the possibility that a strategically timed leak could destabilize France’s election, a replay of the obsessively covered disclosures that some Americans blame for hurting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and many ...

/ May 6, 2017

Le Pen's party says some voters received torn ballot papers

The National Front party of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen complained to election authorities that voters in several regions received torn facsimile ballot papers bearing her name in a pre-election information package. Such packages are sent to all French voters in the run-up ...