French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

Le Pen eyes landmark win in southern France Macron faces challenge ahead of 2022 presidential vote Turnout nationwide projected at a record low Centre right does better than expected France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platformContinue reading “French far right irked by election results, southern region in play”

Tens of thousands march against far-right in France

Tens of thousands of people across France on Saturday marched against “attacks on freedoms” and what organisers said was a growing influence of far-right ideas ahead of next year’s presidential elections. Members of more than 100 left-leaning organisations participated in the “Liberty March” in cities and towns across the country. The protests were the firstContinue reading “Tens of thousands march against far-right in France”

Macron’s party bans Muslim candidate for wearing hijab in poster

Sara Zemmahi was planning to run with LREM in local elections, but has been criticised by the far right and the LREM itself. French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling centrist party has barred a Muslim candidate from running in a local election after she was photographed in a hijab for a campaign flyer, a move whichContinue reading “Macron’s party bans Muslim candidate for wearing hijab in poster”

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