Emmanuel Macron defeats Marine Le Pen, becomes president of France: Initial estimates

France’s centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron, has won the country’s  presidential election by a resoundingly margin over far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen. Initial estimates showed Macron winning between 65.5 percent and 66.1 percent of ballots ahead of Le Pen, who is expected to win between 33.9 percent and 34.5 percent. In an interview with AFP, Macron […]

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Poland’s right-wing leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski rejects anti-EU alliance with France’s Marine Le Pen

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party (Photo by AFP) The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has rejected claims of joining an alliance with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen to take apart the European Union. Jaroslaw Kaczynski said Monday that PiS was not seeking […]

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Harris Interactive poll sees France’s Marine Le Pen losing presidential race in round 1

French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron gestures as speaks during an event in Paris, March 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A new poll has predicted for the first time that France’s centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron would defeat far-right contender Marine Le Pen in the initial round of the French presidential election next month. The […]

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Majority of French voters see Marine Le Pen’s party as threat to democracy: Poll

French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen gestures during a debate at the French Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME) union’s headquarters in Puteaux, near Paris on March 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A majority of French people believe that presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s far-right National […]

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French President Francois Hollande vows to ‘do everything’ to stop Marine Le Pen victory

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he attends an inauguration ceremony in Villognon, central France, on February 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Outgoing President Francois Hollande has warned against a France ruled by far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, vowing to “do everything” in his power to prevent it from happening. […]

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EU lawmakers lifts Marine Le Pen’s immunity over tweeting Daesh pictures

EU lawmakers have stripped far-right French lawmaker and presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, of parliamentary immunity after she posted graphic photos of Daesh brutality on social media. A majority of parliamentarians voted on Thursday in favor of removing Le Pen’s immunity after a request from the French judiciary. It will pave the way for the French prosecutors to […]

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European Union lawmakers legislators consider abolishing Marine Le Pen’s immunity over Daesh images

French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen (Photo by AFP) European Union lawmakers will soon decide whether to strip France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the EU Parliament immunity for tweeting graphic images of despicable crimes committed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. Le Pen, also […]

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Marine Le Pen attacks election rivals, accuse French media of backing Macron, Fillon

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks on stage during a campaign rally at the Zenith de Nantes venue in Saint-Herblain on February 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denounced the policies of her election rivals and accused media of favoring her opponents. Addressing her […]

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Marine Le Pen takes stand on headscarf

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo / AP France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance. […]

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