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Headline: “Elections and extreme parties”

Feature story: Since few years now we are assisting to the rise of extreme political parties across Europe, such as Front National (FN) in France, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and British National Party  (BNP) in Great Britain etc. 113 more words


PCF on the departmental elections

Statemrnt by Pierre Laurent

The first round of departmental elections, despite a participation rate that was 6.5 points higher than in 2011, was largely boycotted by voters, with 48.5% abstaining. 1,023 more words


What Did I Miss? The Week in Review #2

March 16 – March 22

The Week in Review is a weekly column that highlights some interesting, outraging, and heartwarming events and stories of the past week. 1,392 more words

Honeyball's Weekly Round-up

I managed to catch up with some of yesterday’s Andrew Marr show yesterday. It was great to see two women MP’s sitting on the sofa doing the newspaper review. 483 more words

Labour Party

In France's local elections, 50% of winners are guaranteed to be women

You could be forgiven for thinking that the French never stop voting. And on Mar. 22 and 29, they will be at it again in departmental elections—local votes to elect local councils. 767 more words

Russia keeps prodding the inner harmony of Europe

By luring Eastern Europe with low energy-bills, reaching a hand towards troubled countries such as Greece and funding Front National in France, Putin is hurting the inner cohesion of an already divided Union. 1,166 more words


France's far-right sparks hope and fear ahead of election

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Hanging out with the people who really love the far-right in France, and the ones who really don’t. 

“She’s my queen!” gushes Patricia, waiting for the arrival of Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front. 785 more words