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French elections- Conservatives win, socialists lose

France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses.

Exit polls Sunday evening indicated a huge triumph for former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who announced his return to politics last September. 221 more words

Global Politics

The rise of intolerance in French politics, mapped

The right emerged victorious in Sunday’s local French elections, with former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s center-right party UMP sweeping the vote with 32.5%, and the far-right National Front (FN) coming in second with 26%. 247 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

Weapon of mass distraction: France's youngest member of Parliament is 25 and she takes no prisoners

The freshest face in French politics is no awestruck ingénue. At 25, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen could still pass for a chic teenager turning heads on the Champs-Élysées. 1,062 more words

Politics And Government

Sarkozy staves off surging National Front, France exit polls suggest

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP and its allies led voting in the first round of French local elections, exit polls suggest.

They pushed the far-right National Front into second, with President Francois Hollande’s ruling Socialists in third. 427 more words


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

¿Acabará Francia con el invento del Euro?

En España tenemos un grave problema: el Euro. Si todavía España tuviera la peseta (pero dentro de la UE como Inglaterra con la libra esterlina, Suecia con la corona sueca y Dinamarca con la corona danesa) se podrían haber controlado los tipos de interés adecuadamente y se podría haber actuado sobre los tipos de cambio para favorecer nuestras exportaciones junto al incremento del turismo. 615 more words

Mark De Zabaleta