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The May demonstration against gay marriage after which Bernard-Busse was arrested the first time
22/06/2013 - France

French gay marriage opponent's jail sentence sparks protests

Opponents of gay marriage in France have launched a campaign against the jailing of a young demonstrator who fled police after an illegal protest on Paris’s Champs Elysées and gave a ...
Clément Méric in a photo placed by his group, Action antifasciste, on Facebook.
07/06/2013 - Analysis: France

Who are the French far right?

In the aftermath of the death of anti-fascist activist Clément Méric, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls says that some far-right groups will “without doubt” be banned.
Frigide Barjot  (C) on an anti-gay marriage protest last month
25/05/2013 - France

France's gay marriage opponents fall out on eve of planned protest

France’s anti-gay marriage movement faced a damaging split on the eve of what may be its last massive demonstration against the law, passed last month.
01/05/2013 - Analysis: Pakistan elections 2013

Terror and Musharraf's hubris mark Pakistan election campaign

Pakistan’s 2013 election campaign began with both tragedy and farce.
29/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal - fractious religious alliance can punch above its weight

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a slimmed-down version of an earlier alliance of Islamist parties, has been weakened by factional spats and the not-always happy experience of local power.
29/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Awami National Party - Pashtun party seeks national role

As an ethnic-based party, the Awami National Party (ANP) can’t hope to lead the federal government.
28/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Muttahida Quami Movement - trying to broaden its appeal

The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) was the fourth largest party in the outgoing parliament and is powerful in Pakistan’s economic capital, Karachi.
28/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q - from Musharraf backers to PPP ally

The Pakistan Muslim League-Q was kicked out of office in the 2008 election, weakened by association with military ruler General Pervez Musharraf.
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf – former cricketer’s party could be game changer

A relatively new kid on the Pakistani political block, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) hopes its campaigns against corruption and national pride will bring electoral gains that have so far eluded ...
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif
27/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) - hoping for victory in 2013

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has high hopes of the 2013 election.