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Le Pen Names Nationalist As Prime Minister In Last Minute Bid To Boost Votes

With one week to go until the runoff round in the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen – materially lagging her rival Macron according to daily polls – on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, in a last-minute attempt to court his voters and help her defeat her opponent. “As […]

Le Pen, Macron Progress To Second Round In French Presidential Election: Live Feed

BREAKING: Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on supporters to support centrist Macron against the far-right leader Le Pen. — The Associated Press (@AP) April 23, 2017 / by Tyler Durden / Apr 23, 2017 1:33 PM Update 4:10pm: Le Pen’s lead in the official votes is slipping, and according to Interior Ministry data, now been updated with […]

Macron, Le Pen Take Lead In French Presidential Election: Live Feed

Update 2:43pm ET: Francois Fillon concedes, saying “this defeat is mine, and mine alone”, although as Bloomberg notes, “Fillon is still bitter, though, about the investigative journalism and resulting criminal investigation, that torpedoed his campaign.” Oh, and like all of the French political establishment, he endorses Emmanuel Macron. BREAKING: Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on […]

Still More Tightening In French Polls

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, A week ago, French polls had tightened to the point where any combination of candidates could make it to the final round. The polls are now so tight that at least one upset is arguably likely. A mere two points separate Marine Le Pen from both François Fillon and […]

Le Pen Faces Disaster In Election After “Monumental” Computer Error

Despite leading in the polls for Round One, The Express reports that a monumental computer blunder could cost Marine Le Pen the French general election as 500,000 citizens living outside of France have the chance to vote twice. The election has become extremely close with just 4.5 percentage points separating Macron, Fillon, Mélenchon, and Le […]

Wikileaks Exposes CIA Involvement In French 2012 Presidential Election

In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA "tasking orders" revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election. The 7 pages of […]

Can Marine Le Pen Pull Off French Election Stunner? Germany Loses No Matter Who Wins

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via, Conventional wisdom suggests National Front candidate Marine le Pen will make it to the second round in French elections, then lose in a landslide to whoever her opponent happens to be. I believe le Pen’s odds of winning it outright are far better than most think. Current Polls Chart […]

RussiaToday: Ho-la-lande: Wind of change blows in France ‘damaged by Sarkozy’?

There’s a new leader in France, where Francois Hollande snatched victory from Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday. But as he’s getting ready to move into the Elysee Palace, the country is waiting for change. And as Tesa Arcilla reports, Hollande will have to fin…

Dollar recoups some losses after French vote

From MarketWatch | Sarah Turner | April 22, 2012 SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — The dollar index reclaimed some lost ground Monday after the first round of the French presidential election and ahead of Chinese and European manufacturing surveys due later in the global trading day. The ICE dollar index DXY +0.14% , which measures the greenback […]