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First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs
24/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs

The first round of France’s departmental elections ended with the emergence of a three-party system: the conservative UMP on top, followed by the far right Front National and the ruling ...
A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...
Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections
23/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections

After Sunday’s first round of France’s Departmental elections, in which the conservative alliance led by the UMP came out ahead of the far right Front National, each party is spinning the ...
The campaign for the departmental elections has been dominated by the Marine Le Pen-led National Front
22/03/2015 - France

Socialists likely to suffer big losses in French local elections

The far-right National Front is eyeing significant gains while the ruling Socialist Party is predicted to suffer big losses in Sunday’s departmental elections.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen
10/03/2015 - France - European Union

France’s Front National on defensive over suspicions of European parliament fraud

France’s far-right Front National (FN) has reacted angrily to threats of a corruption inquiry into its European parliamentary assistants, suspected of falsely claiming to work for its Euro-MPs.
Valls on French channel i-télé, 8 March
09/03/2015 - France

French Prime Minister Valls slammed for "fear" of Front National

Politicians of left and right have condemned French Prime Manuel Valls after he said yesterday that he was “afraid” for France, over the rise of the Front National.

09/03/2015

French press review 9 March 2015

With just two weeks to go to departmental elections here in France, it's perhaps not surprising that two of the national dailies give pride of place to aspects of those polls.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses a meeting on 5 March 2015
08/03/2015 - France

10,000 Europeans could be fighting in jihadi groups by year end, Valls

As many as 10,000 Europeans may be fighting in jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Sunday.
23/02/2015

French press review 23 February 2015

The spectre of right-wing extremism is rattling the bars on this morning's front pages.

20/02/2015

French press review 20 February 2015

The French government dices with no-confidence death. The left says its policies have stalled. Salafism is reported to be advancing in France. French Jews consider leaving for Israel.

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