French tragedy or farce - 2: A ‘republican front’ against Marine Le Pen?
The truth is that the former economy minister has no solid constituency backing him, and no real popularity.
French tragedy or farce: the 2017 presidential election – 1
Why Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s late surge? Are we about to see de Gaulle's fifth republic replaced by a sixth? And in 2017, what does a Citizens' Revolution look like?
France is a universal nation: Mélenchon speaks out
In London last month to speak on a progressive alternative to the austerity policies which are being implemented across Europe (at the European Institute of UCL), France’s Left Front leader gave a follow-up interview to openDemocracy on the politics of the media, the evolving image of Marine Le Pen, colonialism, laicité, ideological hegemony, France and Europe.
Published in: HomeMarlière across La Manche: a diary of the 2012 French presidential election
Charles de Gaulle once said that the French presidential election was “an encounter between the nation and a man” (sic). Big Charles may have been right in suggesting that this election is about personality politics. There is much more to it though. Through this election diary, I invite you to follow my journey into this historic European election: analysis of results, as well as personal thoughts on candidates, debates, the media, opinion polls and the “mood” of French voters.