France’s Far Right Surges Into Parliament, and Further Into the Mainstream

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally now has a place of power in the political establishment and a chance to prove itself in the eyes of voters.

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It’s Macron vs. the Left in a Fierce Battle for France’s Parliament

President Emmanuel Macron’s supporters and an alliance of left-wing parties came in neck and neck in the first round of voting. Now they are in a bruising face-off for control of the lower house of Parliament.

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Newly United, French Left Hopes to Counter President in Upcoming Vote

Left-wing parties have joined forces ahead of France’s two-stage parliamentary elections, hoping to revive their fortunes and put a break on President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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Emmanuel Macron Inaugurated for a 2nd Term as France President

“Rarely has our world and our country confronted such a combination of challenges,” Mr. Macron said, promising to govern France more inclusively.

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Are Traditional Political Parties Dead in France?

Presidents, prime ministers, Parliament — France’s mainstream left and right-wing parties used to have it all. In the first round of April’s presidential elections, they got less than 7 percent of the vote.

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The Unsettling Warning in France’s Election

A record number of abstentions, and a strictly binary choice for voters — many of whom said they were picking the lesser of two evils — are trouble signs even within a mature democracy.

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French Lessons for the Biden Administration

Macron’s victory is a reminder to Democrats to find the center on immigration.

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Convincing Victory Disguises Challenges for France’s Macron

France’s runoff election was marked by a record level of abstention, and many cast a ballot only to keep the far right from power — a testament to a growing disillusionment.

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Macron Won, but France Is Still in Trouble

Emmanuel Macron won, but the far right isn’t going anywhere.

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Emmanuel Macron Tries to Reinvent Himself After Re-election

France seems in search of a kinder, gentler, greener President Macron. He says he will listen.

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Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

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France’s Larger Meaning

Emmanuel Macron won, but radical politics isn’t going away.

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Emmanuel Macron Defeats Marine Le Pen for Second Term as French President

The result was a relief to allies in Europe and Washington wary of a far-right challenger who was hostile to the European Union and NATO.

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Inside Le Pen Territory as France Votes in a Runoff Election

Whatever happens in the runoff election on Sunday, France has changed, and the winner may face a turbulent season.

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Who Will France’s Muslims Choose for President?

In Sunday’s decisive runoff election, they have a distasteful choice between Macron and Le Pen. They won’t necessarily back Macron.

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France’s Big Decision

This weekend, French voters will choose between two presidential candidates with profoundly different visions of the future.

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What Marine Le Pen Has Already Won

The French election has shown the vigor and entrenchment of the far right.

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US Braces for Potential French Election Shockwave

An upset victory by the right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential election on Sunday could scramble President Biden’s foreign policy.

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Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Pivotal French Election Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

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Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Tough but Inconclusive Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

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How Hated Is Macron? It Could Decide the French Election.

Given the choice between a president they suspect of despising ordinary people and a far-right candidate they detest, many French voters may stay home.

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France’s Marine Le Pen Is as Dangerous as Ever

As a French Muslim citizen, I fear for my country.

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Drawn and Caricatured: French Cartoonists on the Campaign Trail

Cartoonists play a high-profile role in France’s political discourse, and they have been busy drawing the presidential candidates as the race approaches its end.

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The Female Soccer Players Challenging France’s Hijab Ban

France’s soccer federation forbids hijab-wearing women from competing in soccer games, even though FIFA allows them. A collective of Muslim players is fighting what it considers a discriminatory rule.

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French Candidates’ Economic Programs Hold Key to the Election

Promising tax cuts, higher wages and changes in the retirement age, President Macron and Marine Le Pen vie for undecided voters.

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Macron Vows Ambitious Green Policies, Wooing the Left in Runoff

France’s president is trying to tap into the country’s large pool of left-wing voters, but many are hesitant to back him.

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Le Pen Backs NATO-Russia Reconciliation and Reduced French Role in Alliance

Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for the French presidency, offered a worldview reminiscent of the Trump presidency. “No submission to an American protectorate on European soil,” she said.

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Macron and Le Pen Trade Jabs and Lean Left as French Race Heats Up

President Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, are in close contention as the April 24 presidential runoff election nears.

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In French Election, Le Pen and Macron Court Voters With Emotion

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are courting voters with emotion.

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Macron Sets Out to Build a ‘Dam’ Against Le Pen. Can It Hold?

After Sunday’s vote, when nearly a third of ballots went to the extreme right, a united front of mainstream voters looked more precarious than ever.

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Macron to Face Le Pen for President as French Gravitate Toward Extremes

President Emmanuel Macron and the hard-right leader Marine Le Pen will compete for a second time in a runoff on April 24.

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Why Liberalism Needs Nationalism and Religion

The Ukraine War could inspire a reassessment of what liberalism should seek to be.

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With Macron and Le Pen Leading Election Field, a Fractured France Decides

In Dijon, magnificence and malaise sit side by side, in the image of a country divided before the presidential vote on Sunday.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Playing a Dangerous Game

How Emmanuel Macron absorbed the poltical views of his opponents

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‘La French Tech’ Arrives Under Macron, but Proves No Panacea

The president has brought innovation, jobs and growth. Still, resentments fester on the eve of the presidential election.

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France’s Presidential Election 2022: Your Questions, Answered

The French are choosing their president in April, an election that is crucial for France and key for Europe. President Emmanuel Macron is favored to win, but the race has gotten closer.

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How Marine Le Pen Threatens to Upend French Elections

The far-right presidential candidate has opened up about her personal life and tweaked her policies to gain sympathy and credibility among more mainstream voters.

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Vincent Bolloré, the Mogul Behind Marine Le Pen and the French Right

Vincent Bolloré, the media mogul behind Marine Le Pen, Éric Zemmour and Valérie Pécresse, has made his mark no matter who wins.

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Even Before France Votes, the French Right Is a Big Winner

The dominance of right-wing ideas in France’s presidential election campaign follows years of cultural wars waged successfully by conservatives on television, in social media and in think tanks.

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Jewish Man’s Death Near Paris Fuels Outrage on Election Eve

Newly surfaced video shows the man, who was hit by a tram in February, fleeing an assault. It has fueled suspicions of an antisemitic motive days before France’s presidential vote.

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For Macron, France’s Troubled Industries Hit Home

President Emmanuel Macron vowed an economic revival, but as he seeks re-election, a Potemkin factory in the town where he was raised shows just how hard that can be.

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Putin’s European allies

The fight between democracy and autocracy is happening not only in Ukraine.

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French Election Opens Up as Marine Le Pen Surges

President Emmanuel Macron’s belated entry into the campaign and his focus on Ukraine have left him vulnerable to a strong challenge from the right.

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France’s Far Right Turn

A rising nationalist faction has grown its coalition by appealing to Catholic identity and anti-immigrant sentiment — and reshaped the country’s race for president.

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Mélenchon, a Fiery Leftist, Has Late Surge in French Election

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a skilled orator and veteran politician, hopes to become the first left-wing candidate since 2012 to reach the second round of France’s presidential election.

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Shadows of Algerian War Loom Over Election Campaign in France

As President Emmanuel Macron addresses his country’s colonial history, echoes of that past have pervaded the messaging of right-wing candidates ahead of the voting in April.

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Emmanuel Macron Goes Low-Key, Finally Declaring Bid for Re-election

With a war raging in Europe, the incumbent French president leads in polls and is betting that the French won’t want to change horses in the midst of the Ukraine conflict.

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How Macron Stands as France’s Presidential Election Looms

The president, not even a formal candidate yet, seems to benefit from standing above the anti-immigrant fray.

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The Quiet Flight of Muslims From France

All the talk of France’s presidential election campaign is about immigration. But it is the expanding emigration of French Muslims that points to a deeper crisis for the country.

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