french elections

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Homo Deus author Yuval Noah Harari talks about what it means to be human in an age when the algorithm is merging big data and biology.
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Predictions of FN triumph were so wrong because of weak knowledge of French history and political institutions. The Fifth Republic's electoral system is a permanent safeguard against the likelihood that extremist parties can win power.
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Rather than sudden and table-overturning victories, the future of the radical right in Western Europe possibly lies in a capacity to be maintained in the very long-term, in modifying their "revolutionary" dimension and in being satisfied with it being a force of rebalancing at the heart of the right.
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The "crazy" is everywhere. The question is whether, after the fear subsides, the varying political forces will return to "business as usual" as if nothing fundamental has changed in French politics.
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It is often said that politicians live for the day, lacking both a historical perspective and a long-term vision. In many ways the same can be said about media reporting on politics.
Politics
France's wrenching shift to the right in last Sunday's regional elections should serve as a warning to American liberals.
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I am not convinced that, contrary to the enthusiastic claims of Florian Philippot, the FN vote was a "vote of love." At least, let's hope it isn't the case! But it is, at the very least, a vote of fear.
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"We are up against the clear failure of Europe's immigration policy," he wrote. "Schengen I must be suspended and replaced
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Mrs. Duflot, who presents herself as the guardian of the loftiest questions facing the human race, who supposedly thinks only of the immense challenges that, because they affect us one and all, should occupy a heavenly space of pure ideas, has her feet planted in the same mud in which the most cynically political leftists of the past century waded.
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"The president will draw the lessons from this vote and he will do it in the best interests of France," he said, without
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Heavy losses for Hollande's party could trigger a reshuffle of his cabinet and encourage backbench attacks on a raft of new
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The forthcoming municipal elections, within a month from now, should offer the opportunity for exciting and fruitful debates on future ways of living together. Unfortunately, in France, we are still very far from it; only personal squabbles and party differences can be heard.
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Juppe said it was possible the UMP could hold a fresh vote, an idea backed by 71 percent of the public according to an opinion
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Imagine... A presidential election where each party (or each side), already "animated" by internal televised debates, could designate its candidate before the open primaries...
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Sometimes it seems that the chancellor would rather go down in history as the German who sank the euro rather than appear to be following a made-in-America idea.
Teen
French culture is definitely distinct. Never scared of being considered elitist, the French value the best and brightest from their country.
Teen
Less than a month after France chose her new president and few months before Germany starts her own elections campaigns, Europe is dealing with a collapse of more countries in the eurozone.
Politics
People often ask whether America or Europe fare better or worse in terms of political extremism. Yet, in a race to the bottom, what matters most is the direction.
Politics
Even if all the mysteries of the presidential suite have not been solved, it is now abundantly clear that if the district attorney's office had gathered more evidence before they arrested and imprisoned DSK, the outcome of the French election might well have ad a different victor.