Post Tagged with: "Jean-Luc Melenchon"

The Next Round in Hénin-Beaumont

                At noon on June 2 Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon crossed fire during a heated debate on France 3 Nord/Pas-de-Calais. All the candidates in this legislative election of the 11th district of Hénin-Beaumont were invited to the debate. However, the fiery exchange between the two former presidential candidates completely eclipsed the presence of the other candidates. The latter denounced a rigged fight, “Front against Front”, manipulating and[Read More…]

News Analysis: Battle of the Extremes

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…]

Drama in Hénin-Beaumont Brings Out Traditional Strategies against the FN

 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…]

May Day Proves To Be Heated

PARIS – In France, as in many countries in Europe, May Day marks International Workers’ Day, and today was even more tension-filled than usual. It is a national holiday in France, each year celebrated on May 1st. Schools and businesses have the day off, and every year the people take to the streets. Today was no different, in fact, today was even more politically charged than previous years. With the first round of elections finished[Read More…]