Emmanuel Macron

Nika Knight, staff writer
Jean-Luc Melenchon
In a surprising twist in the French presidential election, leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is surging in the polls, raising the possibility of a run-off vote between the pro-worker and pro-immigrant candidate and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen . Jean-Luc Mélenchon is also gaining voters on a staunchly progressive platform, reminiscent of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Other countries have shown us the way," Marine Le Pen, the head of France's Front National (NF) party declared in Lyon, pointing to the surprise Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential victory. "The awakening of those nations is historic and marks the end of an era. The winds of history have changed." (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/European Pressphoto Agency)
Riding on the coattails of far-right victories in the U.S. and U.K., France's...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
French President François Hollande took the dramatic step Monday of dissolving...

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