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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Opposition Surge Weakens Macron’s Absolute Majority in French Parliament

For the first time in 20 years, a newly-elected French president failed to win an absolute majority in Parliament, forcing President Macron to deal with a defiant left and a resurgent far-right.

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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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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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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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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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As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist

As elections approach Sunday, the far-right candidate is linked to the Russian president by a web of financial ties and a history of support that has hardly dimmed despite the war in Ukraine.

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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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France’s Marine Le Pen Is as Dangerous as Ever

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

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The G.O.P. Is Still the Party of Plutocrats

Unlike Europe’s right, it won’t even gesture toward actual populism.

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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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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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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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Putin’s Aggression Leaves His Right-Wing Fan Club Squirming

The Russian strongman has for years been idolized by a Who’s Who of populist, nationalist leaders. They are now stumbling over what to say.

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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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Apathy and Anger in France’s Election Everytown

Auxerre has backed the winner in every French presidential race for 40 years. This time, the town’s politics are drifting right, and many struggling residents see little to vote for.

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A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

Éric Zemmour, eyeing the presidency, tries to rehabilitate the wartime Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis as part of a campaign filled with provocations.

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From TV to the French Presidency? Éric Zemmour Eyes Trump’s Path

Éric Zemmour, a writer and TV celebrity known for his far-right nationalism, dominates political talk in France as he weighs a run for president.

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Macron and Le Pen Parties Both Battered in French Regional Elections

The returns suggest the presidential election next year may be more wide open than it seemed.

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Regional Elections in France Will Test the Far Right’s Appeal

Voting on Sunday will set the stage for next year’s presidential race and may hint at the strength of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen’s far-right party.

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On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and her party can govern France.

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Far-Right French Leader Marine Le Pen Acquitted Over ISIS Tweets

Ms. Le Pen, head of the National Rally, posted graphic pictures in 2015 to protest comparisons between the terrorist group and her party.

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Can France’s Far Right Win Over the ‘Beavers’? One Mayor Shows How

In the southern city of Perpignan, voters who had long built a dam against the far right turned in the last election. Some wonder whether it’s a harbinger of things to come.

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French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders

Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan.

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Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

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A Coded Word From the Far Right Roils France’s Political Mainstream

Using a term that suggests the society is turning “savage,” government ministers signal a shift from the center as President Macron prepares for a new political season.

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