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President Macron will face an uphill start

Macron’s mandate will in part depend on the outcome of the June parliamentary elections. His liberal reforms are also likely to face a strong opposition.

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France’s legislative election: The vote that can change everything

Sunday night’s vote isn’t the only one to watch. The June 2017 legislative elections have the potential to lead to a major political shift in France.

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The French presidential election: The rise of the radicals

The campaign for the French presidential elections has been shaken by multiple political scandals and the overall weakening of traditional parties.

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May day: Breaking down the upcoming French election

With four front-runners facing difficult sets of issues, the electoral campaign is likely to be tumultuous with continued weakening French institutions.

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Macron: the French conformist anti-establishment candidate

On Wednesday, November 16th, Emmanuel Macron stood in an industrial site north of Paris and announced he would run for president in France’s 2017 election. It is with a speech

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After Brexit, Frexit? The UK vote’s effect on French politics

With a majority of French citizens holding unfavourable views in regard to the EU, the results of the UK referendum have propelled the question of Frexit.

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EU policy towards Russia increases Euroscepticism

The EU policy toward Russia and Ukraine is increasing Euroscepticism within national electorates.

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Is Hollande politically finished?

French President Francois Hollande is now at his weakest political standing yet, with his own party uncertain over his candidacy in the 2017 elections.

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Three takeaways from Macron’s new political movement

Emmanuel Macron’s new political movement highlights key deficiencies in the current French political sphere and exemplifies the risks generated by President Hollande’s diminished power.