Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

/ Apr 25, 2017

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

France’s established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace. Support for Macron also poured in ...

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

/ Apr 18, 2017

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

As France’s unpredictable presidential campaign nears its finish with no clear front-runner, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen hope to rally big crowds in Paris with their rival visions for Europe’s future. Meanwhile, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, enjoying a late ...

Aug 21, 2015

French far-right party excludes founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

Jean-Marie Le Pen, who co-founded France’s far-right National Front, was excluded from his party on Thursday following a disciplinary hearing for belittling the Holocaust and insulting party leaders. He quickly said he would contest the move in court. The decision regarding a figure who ...