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After election rout, split stalks France's National Front

PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a resounding electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front party is on the brink of a split, with simmering differences between leader Marine Le Pen and her chief deputy appearing irreconcilable.

France's Le Pen 'determined' to revitalise far right

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose National Front (FN) party emerged weakened and divided from this year's elections, said Saturday she was "determined" to revitalise her movement. She returned from summer holidays "with a great determination and a burning sense of duty not for me but for you, not alone, but with you", she said. Show More Summary

France's Le Pen seeks to bill herself as Macron's main opponent

BRACHAY, France (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has been largely out of the spotlight since stinging electoral defeats, on Saturday sought to reclaim the mantle of main opponent to President Emmanuel Macron, which polls now attribute to the far-left.

Tensions emerge in France's far-right after election loss

Tensions within France's far-right National Front party, on the rise since leader Marine Le Pen's resounding loss in the country's May presidential race, are hitting a crescendo as Le Pen … Click to Continue »

Le’Veon Bell’s agent denies report of nixed five-year agreement with Steelers

Pittsburgh Steeler Le’Veon Bell, one of the NFL’s most talented running backs, wants a long-term contract. Slapped with the one-year, $12.12 million franchise tag in March, Bell and his employer have yet to put pen to paper on any type of further agreement. Bell has thus held out of his team’s training camp, but will report to […]

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

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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.

Sheriff's Deputy Shoots and Kills Asian Teen the Night Before His High School Graduation

Police later found that the man was holding a pen, not a knife as reported. June 14 was slated to be a big day for 20-year-old Tommy Le—his high school graduation. But Le never made it to the ceremony. He was shot and killed by a police...Show More Summary

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

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