Victory for Le Pen in France's presidential election would have big repercussions for France — and the rest of the EU

Apr 22, 2022
The leader of France's far-right National Rally party has promised radical change if she wins the presidency.
Though opinion polls show a Marine Le Pen victory as unlikely, she was at one point only 3 percentage points behind President Emmanuel Macron.
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Macron ahead as France prepares to choose a president

May 5, 2017
The centrist, pro-European Union candidate has a strong lead in the polls.
French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen (L) and French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron pose prior to the start of a televised debate.

In French election, the EU looms large

May 5, 2017
The two finalists offer markedly different policies on the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron, center, the French presidential candidate for the On the Move party, waves during a campaign rally in Albi, France, on Thursday.

French voters increasingly question globalization

Apr 21, 2017
As electors go to the polls, a far-right candidate is urging protectionism and 'economic patriotism.'
Far-right supporters attend a presidential campaign rally by National Front leader Marine Le Pen at the Dome De Marseille on Wednesday.
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French voters are turning against the European Union

Apr 20, 2017
As elections approach, a far-right candidate is channeling nationalist sentiment.
One of the most unpredictable French elections is being closely fought, with National Front leader Marine Le Pen promising to protect the electorate from globalization.
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