Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head to head in the French presidential election on May 7th, after qualifying in the first round of voting. Here’s where the two very different candidates stand on the key issues.
France is going to the polls, in the first round of its presidential election. Here’s what’s at stake for the European country.
Political moderates, in addition to showing zero tolerance for radical Islamism, must relentlessly attack and expose the lies of right-wing populists. Because when they claim that they can vanquish Islamist terrorism quickly and effectively, they either don't know what they are talking about, or worse, are willing to lie to the electorate to come to power.
The reverend claimed he knew nothing about Jean-Marie Le Pen before they met over the weekend.
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. Adjunct Professor Singapore Management
"We are deeply disturbed by the unsolicited use of Jim for Le Pen's political gain," said Foley's mother.
The Front National had been riding high after extremist attacks and an unprecedented wave of migration into Europe.
Despite this buffet of culpability on the part of politicians and the media, the responsibility of voting still lies with the voters, among whom we've seen two problematic trends: abstaining, and voting for the National Front.