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The ‘Right-Wing Drift’ and an Inside-Look at UMP Campaign Strategies from a Young UMP Supporter

Involved in the political life since 2007 when he joined the UMP, Julien Blanc-Galera decided to involve himself even more in politics since because of the fourth Commission on Communication at the Conseil Régional des Jeunes (CRJ), or the Regional Council for young people. Since then, he has never given up his values and his party. Indeed, during the legislative campaign he supported the UMP candidate of his district by taking part in his campaign.[Read More…]

According to the Young UMP: Six Reasons for Political Involvement.

In a series of articles, La Jeune Politique will present a young UMP member and activist. He is 22 years old and has a buzz for politics. While most of the young disregard politics to instead focus on partying and enjoying the fun life of the youth, some others decide to further involve themselves the political culture of their country. Julien Blanc-Galera is one of those young people. What drew him to politics? In the[Read More…]

Algeria’s Long and Painful Fight for Independence

July 5, 2012. 50 years ago Algeria was winning its independence after a bloody civil war. Today the relations between France and Algeria are still very fragile and difficult as Simon Buisson explained in his article Sunday. Yet, from where do these difficulties stem? Without an explanation about the common past of France and Algeria, we cannot understand the current situation. In 1834, Algeria is annexed to France, after a military conquest which began in[Read More…]

Upcoming Debate on Gay Marriage in France: What Is Left Unsaid On Both Sides

On June 29th, the day before the Parisian Gay Pride parade, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced that “the right to marry and adopt for all would be established during the five years of the presidency.” The date still needs to be specified. Unlike several other European countries, France has not yet accepted gay marriage. As the President François Hollande asserted previously, and was later confirmed by the government spokesperson on June 16th, gay marriage should become a[Read More…]

The Diminishing Value of the Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate Exam was created in 1808 in France to evaluate, at the end of high school, students’ knowledge that they had gained. It was also intended to ensure that the students were capable of advancing to higher learning. This year’s students are the first to take the Bac after the reform of 2010. Although, it seems to many that the reform did not resolve many problems of the Bac. The number of people pushing[Read More…]

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