Right and Left React to France’s Election

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Spread the loveTweet David French would likely agree with Mr. Benkof’s diagnosis of the religious liberty order but draws a different conclusion about what it means for President Trump’s fidelity…


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French Voters Defy Putin’s Meddling, but You’d Hardly Know It in Russia

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Spread the loveTweet Still, the nationalist, anti-globalization camp did not lose all hope. “In France the battle is lost, the war is not,” wrote Alexander Dugin, a central philosopher of…


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Macron to Take Over as President of France on Sunday

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Spread the loveTweet But if Mr. Macron’s party does not win enough seats in the legislative elections, the Assembly could essentially force him to choose another prime minister. Continue reading…


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Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France’s Dark History

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Spread the loveTweet But he also played his limited hand with great skill from the beginning, outmaneuvering his elders. First, he wisely renounced the man who had given him his…


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St. Pierre Journal: Far From France, Island Outpost Is Never Far From French Politics

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Spread the loveTweet “Why not try Le Pen? Macron won’t do anything for us. He’s just twisting and turning like a flag in the wind,” she added, referring to Emmanuel…


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In France’s Poor Suburbs, Angry Voters May Skip Big Election

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Spread the loveTweetIn the first round of the presidential election on April 23, voters in many poorer Parisian suburbs did turn out, but for the fiery candidate on the extreme…


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Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Paychecks

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Spread the loveTweetFor decades, Ms. Le Pen’s National Front and other parties on Europe’s far right have drawn a strange legitimacy by winning seats in the European Parliament. They blame…


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Marine Le Pen Draws Cheers in Macron’s Hometown, and He Gets Boos

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Spread the loveTweetMr. Macron met first with a few union representatives from the factory at the local chamber of commerce; Ms. Le Pen beat him to the plant itself. Continue…


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A Marine Le Pen Victory Wouldn’t Necessarily Be a Win for Trump

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Spread the loveTweetMs. Le Pen has vowed to withdraw France from the integrated military command of NATO, an alliance that Mr. Trump once derided but has more recently supported. She…


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Marine Le Pen May Get a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Far Left

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Spread the loveTweetIt has also set off a dynamic in the French race much like when Hillary Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primaries last year —…


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