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Macron Musters Tepid Approval Rating At 100-Day Mark

French President Emmanuel Macron might have resoundingly triumphed over populist candidate Marine Le Pen in April’s election, but the honeymoon period appears to have expired for the 39-year-old leader, whose approval rating is now lower than that of his deeply … More » The post Macron Musters Tepid Approval Rating At 100-Day Mark appeared first on EveryJoe.

Brazilian right wing firebrand pushes presidential bid

Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial politician often compared to Donald Trump and hard right French leader Marine Le Pen, on Thursday declared himself the "patriot" Brazil needs. Although official campaigning is not yet permitted for the...Show More Summary

THEY RAN HIM TO KEEP LE PEN OUT. HE DID THAT. Macron’s Popularity Plummets. To put Macron’s…

THEY RAN HIM TO KEEP LE PEN OUT. HE DID THAT. Macron’s Popularity Plummets. To put Macron’s current numbers in perspective, recall that he enjoyed a 62 percent approval rating at the start of his term in mid-May. A 26-point plunge in three months would be bad news for any leader, but especially for Macron, […]

Macron, economic nationalist

(July 30, 2017 10:04 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Monsieur Macron has won the recent elections in France as, I would say, the more "market-friendly" option available, vis-à-vis the rampant economic nationalism of Madame Le Pen. Certainly, he won the election as the most "europhile" option available. And yet,... (0 COMMENTS)

As Macron Ascends, Merkel Follows and Trump Descends

That burst of air one felt a few months back was Western Europe breathing a sigh of relief that Marine Le Pen lost in France as centrist Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to defeat her aspirations.  Now some three months into his presidency,...Show More Summary

Macron was never the saviour of the centre – his approval ratings show just how unpopular neoliberal politics really are

A mere 16 per cent of Macron voters picked his political programme as the main reason behind their vote, so why are we so surprised that the more the public see of Macron and his politics without the spectre of Marine Le Pen, the more they begin to resent him?

France's far-right takes stock of vote failure

France's far-right National Front (FN) began meeting Friday for a soul-searching exercise after leader Marine Le Pen was routed in May's presidential election. The two days of discussions at FN headquarters outside Paris are the start of a process that could overhaul the party, including a possible name change, as it seeks a fresh start. Show More Summary

France: Le Pen's embattled National Front rethinks itself

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party is holding a high-tension meeting that could lead to a name change and a rethink of the party's demand to pull France out … Click to Continue »

Europe’s Populists Want to Make Polio Great Again

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement in Italy, France’s Marine Le Pen, and others ride the anti-vaccine wave as children by the tens of thousands fall prey to disease.

Le Pen: France ‘not responsible’ for deporting Jews during Holocaust

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, who is making a run for the presidency in the April 23 election declared on Sunday “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she said   on French television. “I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who […]

Macron Blasted For ‘Racist’ Remarks About Africa

Supporters of France’s newly-elected leftist President Emmanuel Macron championed his candidacy, in part, as a repudiation of opponent Marine Le Pen’s alleged xenophobia and racism. Many voters are now scratching their heads after Macron...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen wants to rebrand France's National Front

France's Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that her far-right National Front needed to change "many things", including its name, as part of a radical overhaul after poor performances in two elections.

Marine Le Pen under formal investigation over EU funds

``Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front party, has been formally placed under investigation in connection with a corruption scandal, a spokesman for the far-right party told CNN on Friday... Catherine Griset, Le Pen's chief of staff, was formally charged as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of EU funds in February. Show More Summary

France's Marine Le Pen Target Of Fraud Investigation

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The leader of the far-right National Front party, who made an unsuccessful bid for the French presidency, is alleged to have made fraudulent payments for party work.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is accused of misusing EU funds

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged Friday with misusing European Parliament funds to pay two parliamentary aides who also work at her National Front headquarters. Her lawyer said she denies the charges and will fight to get the investigation suspended. Investigators suspect some...

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen slapped with charges over EU funding scandal: lawyer

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged Friday over claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff, her lawyer told AFP. Rodolphe Bosselut said Le Pen had been summoned by investigating magistrates in Paris and that they...

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged with misuse of funds

Prosecutor says Le Pen, who leads anti-EU, anti-immigration party, allegedly used EU funds to pay parliamentary aids

French Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Charged With Misusing Funds

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with misusing funds relating to the payment of parliamentary aides

Marine Le Pen charged in inquiry into misuse of EU funds

French far right leader has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that she says is politically motivated Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, has been placed under formal investigation over allegations that her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European parliament to pay for France-based staff. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen charged over EU parliament funding

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with breach of trust over alleged misuse of Euopean parliament funds in the employment of workers for her National Front (FN) party.

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