The winner of France's first election round, Francois Hollande is out saying that austerity is the reason so many voters turned to nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen in the election. This might sound controversial, but it has a historical...Show More Summary
Par Franck Guillory – 23/04/2012 Un point de vue de Londres, celui de l’éditorialiste britannique Nick Cohen. Les Français ont voté. Le 22 Avril ne remplacera pas le 21 Avril dans l’imaginaire politique national et ce sont bien les deux favoris, Nicolas Sarkozy et François Hollande, qui s’affronteront en « finale », le dimanche 6 [...]
But Marine Le Pen looks to be the real winner, and Nicolas Sarkozy is not done yet.
Marine Le Pen is well-positioned to emerge even stronger in the 2017 elections.
Everything must be done -- and it is possible -- to prevent Marine Le Pen from becoming the arbiter of the second round.
Marine Le Pen may not have made it into the runoff round of France's presidential election, but she was arguably the biggest winner of the night, bringing in between 18% and 20% of the vote. It was the best-ever showing for the far-right National Front, even surpassing her father's 17%...
Hollande will be the next president – but Marine Le Pen is now a force to be reckoned with First Reaction Kate Thomas LAST UPDATED AT 13:25 ON Mon 23 Apr 2012 NICOLAS SARKOZY is the first incumbent to lose the first round of a presidential election since the creation of the Fifth Republic in 1958. Show More Summary
Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen could determine who wins the May 6 runoff. She finished a surprisingly strong third on Sunday. If Sarkozy can't appeal to enough of her supporters, he could lose to Socialist Francois Hollande.
The fascination surrounding Marine Le Pen’s first-round presidential-election showing, perceptively described by Mario, is dominating the French press today. She’s on nearly every editorial page in the country, as this round-up in l’Express reports. Show More Summary
Demonstration by Le Pen's Front National The anti-immigrant far right emerged as a potentially major force in French politics with a record showing by its candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round of presidential elections. Le Pen,Show More Summary
Reuters reports — Far-rightist Marine Le Pen threw France's presidential race wide open on Sunday by scoring nearly 20 percent in the first round -- votes that might determine the runoff between Socialist favorite Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas S …
Expect the newspapers to be full of the end of La France. Against her better judgment, that hysterical madame has voted in the presidential elections for a socialist first and an ineffectual conservative second. She also gave twenty percent and third place to the nationalist candidate, Marine Le Pen. The Left will say that it's [...]
The real winner of the first round of France’s crucially important presidential election was Marine Le Pen and her “far right” National Front Party. Of course, she came in third, which means that she’s eliminated from the runoff in two weeks. Show More Summary
As expected Francois Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy will square off on May 6 in round two of the French presidential elections. However, there was a huge surprise in spot number 3 as extreme right wing candidate Marine Le Pen...Show More Summary
Euro-democracy. France’s parties of the centre once again prove they have failed, driving voters to dangerous extremes: Marine Le Pen secured
Until his daughter, Marine, captured 19 percent of the vote in France’s first round of elections Sunday, Jean Marie Le Pen was the country’s most politically successful right-wing crazy. In a way he saw this coming, promoting his daughter, as the Guardian recalls, as a “big healthy blonde girl... Show More Summary
Sarkozy loses to Hollande, and both edge out right-winger Marine Le Pen. France preps for run-off election: Exit polls also showed Green candidate Eva Joly with 2%, the right-wing eurosceptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan at 1.8%, far-left candidates Phillippe Poutou and Nathalie...
Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Marine Le Pen currently in third place. 23 Apr 2012 7:45 AM
By: Rachel Pulaski Reuters reported via Democratic Underground: Far-rightist Marine Le Pen threw France’s presidential race wide open on Sunday by scoring nearly 20 percent in the first round – votes that may determine the runoff between Socialist favorite Francois … Continue reading ?
Rachida Dati, the glamorous yet controversial UMP politician and key Sarkozy ally, is now trending worldwide on Twitter after apparently sucking up to Marine Le Pen's FN supporters. Speaking to France2, Dati said that Le Pen's far right...Show More Summary