Yes, François Hollande has been elected President of the Republic. Yes, the Parti Socialiste (PS) controls all the major institutions. But since there is nothing very socialist about the PS, is it still a Left party? After the defeat, the debate. A few after losing the Elections to the PS, the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) is now experiencing the same crisis the PS underwent in 2007: fight for leadership and ideological questioning. On the[Read More…]
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As the legislative elections approach, the Union pour Un Movement Populaire (UMP) finds itself without a leader to insure the sustainability of the center-right party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy. While the executives of the UMP are engaged in a battle for the top positions, particularly the position of Secretary-General, Marine Le Pen of the Front National (FN) is taking advantage of the situation in an attempt to make of the legislative elections the springboard[Read More…]
In the 11th district of Henin-Beaumont, a northern French City in the Pas-de-Calais region, two former presidential candidates, Marine Le Pen of the extreme right Front National, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the far left Front de Gauche, are facing each other once again for the legislative elections, giving this local election national attention. The two former presidential candidates were both eliminated after the first round, and spent the majority of their respective campaigns attacking each other in[Read More…]