France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists after delivering a speech after the first results of the parliamentary elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, on June 19, 2022.DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images France’s far right scored a historic success in legislative elections on Sunday, increasing its number of lawmakers almost tenfold and … Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, celebrate after his victory in France’s presidential election, at the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022.THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images France has re-elected its centrist President Emmanuel Macron with a comfortable margin after a closely fought campaign, handing a major defeat to the far-right populist … Read more

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Centrist presidential candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron meets residents during a campaign stop April 21 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris.Francois Mori/The Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron has maintained his lead over far-right challenger Marine Le Pen following a prickly television head-to-head debate, a poll showed on Thursday. With just three days to go before … Read more

Marine Le Pen denies wrongdoing after EU fraud agency report revealed

Marine Le Pen denies wrongdoing after EU fraud agency report revealed

French far-right Rassemblement National party Member of Parliament and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen meets with members of the public during a campaign visit to Saint-Pierre-en-Auge, northwestern France, on April 18.SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union’s fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other … Read more