Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency

Socialist to campaign on her story of ‘overcoming class prejudice’ in bid to win back voters for the left in 2022 The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced a bid for the French presidency, saying that as a woman with working-class, immigrant roots she will try to repair the anger and divisions in French societyContinue reading “Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency”

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”

Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls

France heads to the polls for the first round of regional elections on Sunday that could see Marine Le Pen’s far-right party make gains and step further into the political mainstream. The election will see new assemblies elected for mainland France’s 13 regions and 96 departments, with Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) tipped to winContinue reading “Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls”

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”

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