Saturday, April 22, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On France's Presidential Election

Kevin Lees, Suffragio: The Six possible Runoffs That Could Result From France's Sunday Election

On Sunday, voters in France — soon to be the second-most populous member-state of the European Union — will decide the two finalists, out of a field of 11, who will battle for the French presidency next month.

Since February, polls have consistently shown centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and hard-right Marine Le Pen, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant Front national, most likely to advance to the May 7 runoff. Macron, a former economy minister in outgoing president François Hollande’s administration, has waged an unorthodox and personalized campaign, pulling supporters from both the center-right and the center-left under the banner of a new political movement, En marche (Forward).

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On France's Presidential Election

French election: Vote for president could reshape Western world: ANALYSIS -- ABC News Online
How to Win France’s Election: Four candidates have a real path to the presidency. -- Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg
French election reflects death of the political party -- John Lloyd, Reuters
French polls show populist fever is here to stay as globalisation makes voters pick new sides -- Christophe Guilluy, The Guardian
The Upward Spiral of France's Far Left -- Robert Zaretsky, RCW
In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote -- Cécile Feuillatre, AFP
In France, If Le Pen Cracks 30% 'She Could Win It All' -- Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes
What Would a Le Pen Victory in France Mean for Markets? -- WSJ
What are Marine Le Pen’s odds of victory? -- The Economist
Why Marine Le Pen May Sway France's Undecided and Apathetic Voters -- Oscar Lopez, Newsweek
Le Pen win in France could hit markets, endanger the euro -- FOX News/AP
Terrorism in France: What ISIS Hopes to Get out of Attacking France so Close to the Elections -- Newsweek
Why you should care about the French election -- Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN
French elections 2017: disintegrating left-right divide sets stage for political upheaval -- The Guardian/Observer
The Battle for France -- Scott McConnell, American Conservative
The French, Coming Apart: A social thinker illuminates his country’s populist divide. -- Christopher Caldwell, CJ
The Observer view on the French presidential election -- Observer editorial
Is France the next domino to fall in the far right populist movement? -- L.A. Times editorial
Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage -- Raphael Satter, AP
How France's election could have a big impact on the US -- Rich Edson, FOX Nnews

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