French presidential election 2022

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This was the year France dodged a Marine Le Pen-shaped bullet. Again | Jonathan Meades
Campaign posters during French elections become pavement palimpsests that exist to be defaced – hence Le Pen in a hjiab, says author Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades

29, Dec, 2022 @2:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Macron’s bad night: a rocky road ahead | Editorial
Editorial: A remarkable parliamentary election has transformed the political landscape


20, Jun, 2022 @5:48 PM

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French PM under pressure after Macron’s alliance loses absolute majority
Élisabeth Borne faces calls to resign after legislative election result throws French politics into turmoil

Kim Willsher and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

20, Jun, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Radical left threatens to hamstring Emmanuel Macron in French election
Analysis: The president could be forced to cohabit with his most fervent opponent, Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Kim Willsher

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The future of France: can Macron’s centre hold?
With Macron back as president and the legislative elections looming, we ask French writers and historians to assess the state of an increasingly divided nation

05, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the newly united French left: beyond the fragments | Editorial
Editorial: A common slate of candidates for June’s legislative elections can help progressive forces make their voices count


15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Macron rebrands party as Renaissance to fight parliamentary elections
Re-elected French president seeking coalition of the centre to see off threats from Marine Le Pen and leftwing alliance

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

05, May, 2022 @4:48 PM

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When voters abstain, France takes notice – the UK should learn to do the same | Oliver Haynes
In a moment of humility, Emmanuel Macron sent an important message about maintaining trust in democracy, says journalist Oliver Haynes

Oliver Haynes

29, Apr, 2022 @12:27 PM

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What the presidential election really revealed about fractured France | Jérôme Fourquet
The divide is no longer along political lines, but between those with opportunities and those who feel disregarded, says Jérôme Fourquet, director of opinion at Ifop

Jérôme Fourquet

28, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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In an era of electoral fragmentation, Labour must learn to embrace power-sharing | Martin Kettle
The French election showed how electoral systems shape politics. In the UK, abandoning first past the post could be transformative, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

28, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Macron must rebuild France’s party politics – and look to the left, not the right | Letters
Letters: Michael Meadowcroft, Anne Luke and Nick Moss on the re-elected French president’s next five years in power


27, Apr, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Macron dodges tomatoes in post-election walkabout
Triumphant French president promises to listen as he chooses working-class Cergy for first public appearance since vote

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

27, Apr, 2022 @4:04 PM

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