Post Tagged with: "Marine Le Pen"

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…]

2012’s Vote by District: A Preview of the Legislative Elections?

France’s legislative elections commence four weeks from today (June 10th – 17th), and in a breakdown by Le Monde, if the 577 electoral districts of the central state and its overseas territories vote similarly to their presidential voting record, the left, lead by President-Elect François Hollande’s Parti Socialiste (PS) will easily secure the 3/5ths majority necessary for leadership of the National Assembly. A potential coalition between Front National  and center-right party Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) may also[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…]