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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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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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 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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A Movement to Unify the French Left Might Be Its Last Chance for the Elections

A citizens’ initiative is pressuring the fragmented force to set parties’ interests aside and join together for next year’s presidential race.

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Europe’s Social Democrats Show Signs of Life, but France Poses a Roadblock

Center-left parties have won a string of victories, capped by Olaf Scholz’s win in Germany. Yet, France’s struggling Socialists threaten hopes for a broader social democratic revival.

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Do Germany’s Election Results Signal a Left Turn for Europe?

It is too early to tell, but the results certainly illustrate a fragmentation in politics and the growing influence of personalities.

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