No taboos at Elysee as Mrs. Macron signals change

/ | May 15, 2017

No taboos at Elysee as Mrs. Macron signals change

As Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, settle in to the Elysee Palace, their unconventional partnership stands as a symbol of the changes the new president is aiming to bring about in France. She’s almost 25 years his senior. They met when she taught ...

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 — ...

/ 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 ...