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French politics News

Op-Ed: Local elections in France: The rise and rise of Marine Le Pen

Paris - This Sunday was Election Day in France. Extremist Front National candidates reached tonight some exceptional scores with between 30 and 45% of the votes in cities such as Béziers, Avignon, Perpignan, Forbach, Fréjus.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet

Op-Ed: French President Hollande bikes it alone after split from partner

Paris - So it's official. In a brief announcement Saturday evening, France's President François Hollande said he'd parted company with his partner of seven years, journalist Valerie Trierweiler.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Armistice Day commemoration in Paris disrupted by protesters

Paris - France’s President Hollande was heckled and booed by demonstrators, Monday, as his motorcade passed down the Champs-Elysées in Paris heading to France’s main Armistice Day commemoration at one of Paris’ major landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

France gears up for military strikes against Syria

Paris - In the build-up to what now seems inevitable military action of one kind or another against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria, one of the surprising features has been the attitude of France.
In the Media by Robert Myles

France to ban extreme right Revolutionary Nationalist Youth group

Paris - France is to take steps to ban an extreme right wing group after a student died following an altercation in a Paris street last Wednesday evening with a group believed to have neo-nazi links.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

France Senate approves gay marriage legislation

The French Senate has passed legislation that will allow for same-sex marriage, with a vote of 179 to 159. The vote solidifes one of the main campaign promises made by the French Socialist President François Hollande,
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly

Mocking Sarkozy not a crime, says European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg - In a judgement issued yesterday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has over-ruled an earlier decision of a French court which resulted in a man who had mocked former French President Nicolas Sarkozy being given a suspended fine of €30.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

President for 10 months and French already weary of Hollande

Paris - François Hollande hasn’t even been President of France for ten months but according to a weekend poll in Le Parisien newspaper, French voters are deserting the Socialist president in droves.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Bitter contest as French opposition UMP finally elect new leader

After a marathon election which made the 2008 Florida Presidential vote wrangle look like an exercise in electoral efficiency, France’s opposition UMP have elected 48 year old Jean-François Copé as its leader.
In the Media by Robert Myles

France’s Minister of Education favours cannabis decriminalisation

On Sunday, France’s Socialist Minister of Education, Vincent Peillon, spoke in favour of the decriminalization of cannabis, principally as a means of combating drug trafficking in French cities.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment
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The French law which would ban foreign flags in public

This has got to be one of the most insanely dumb law projects drawn up in France in many a year. Here are the facts,...
Apr 18, 2011 by Michael Cosgrove - 5 comments
 

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