French Election

Headline Roundup April 24th, 2017

French voters on Sunday rejected the two political parties that dominated France’s post-World War II political life, pitting an anti-immigrant firebrand against an unconventional centrist in a presidential election that could determine the future of the European Union and France’s place in the world.

French Election

From the Right
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Only a decade ago, France’s two traditional major parties — the conservative Republicans and the Socialists — won 57 percent of the vote between them in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. On Sunday, both parties together won less than half that — only 26 percent. Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old independent who placed first in this year’s round, declared that the nation had “discarded” the two once-dominant parties.

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From the Left
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French voters on Sunday rejected the two political parties that dominated France’s post-World War II political life, pitting an anti-immigrant firebrand against an unconventional centrist in a presidential election that could determine the future of the European Union and France’s place in the world.

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From the Center
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France's beaten mainstream parties have lined up behind Emmanuel Macron to try to stave off a victory for the far-right's Marine Le Pen in the final round of the presidential election.

The Republicans' François Fillon and Socialist Benoît Hamon urged supporters to vote for Mr Macron on 7 May.

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