Marine Le Pen

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French election polls: who is leading the race to be the next president of France?
Emmanuel Macron and the far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen look set to be joined by numerous other candidates in the French presidential election. We look at the latest polling, and introduce some of the most likely candidates

Seán Clarke and Angelique Chrisafis

03, Dec, 2021 @10:45 AM

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The rise of Éric Zemmour shows how far France has shifted to the right | Didier Fassin
The far-right media pundit is now a presidential candidate – and his toxic ideas have ever more mainstream support, says academic Didier Fassin

Didier Fassin

01, Dec, 2021 @12:35 PM

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The Observer view on the far-right’s power beyond the French presidential elections | Observer editorial
Eric Zemmour and others who stir up hatred are likely to fail electorally but have huge unchallenged cultural power

Observer editorial

21, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The populist right is regretting its encouragement of Covid conspiracists | Paolo Gerbaudo
Extremists are being pitted against moderate centre-right voters in the next chapter of the culture wars, says academic and author Paolo Gerbaudo

Paolo Gerbaudo

20, Oct, 2021 @10:26 AM

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The Guardian view on French politics: the great moving right show | Editorial
Editorial: The tone of France’s presidential election campaign suggests a society that is becoming increasingly illiberal

Editorial

17, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Macron and the ‘French Trump’ trap Gaullism’s heirs in a political vice
With just months to go before presidential polls, the centre-right Les Républicains, under pressure from both flanks, are scrambling for a suitable candidate

Kim Willsher in Paris

17, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bold, haughty, hyper: will Macron throw it all away as France fights for its future?
The presidential election is his to lose. But the divisive forces of the far-right are on the march in a struggle that will resonate across Europe

Simon Tisdall

03, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hard-left presidential candidate and far-right pundit meet in French TV ‘cockfight’
Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Éric Zemmour slug it out in much-publicised two-hour debate

Kim Willsher

24, Sep, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency
Socialist to campaign on her story of ‘overcoming class prejudice’ in bid to win back voters for the left in 2022

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

12, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Who will take on Macron in France’s 2022 presidential race?
A #MeToo figurehead, a mayor and a hate-speech ideologue among those tipped to put their hats in the ring

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

10, Sep, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Michel Barnier joins long list of leaders vying to unite French centre-right
Analysis: Les Républicains face complex battle to find 2022 presidential candidate to rival Macron and Marine Le Pen

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

27, Aug, 2021 @2:50 PM

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The Guardian view on Fortress Europe: a continent losing its moral compass
Editorial: The increasingly draconian approach to irregular migration betrays the spirit of the 1951 refugee convention

Editorial

01, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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