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Where European Populism Will Be Strongest In 2018

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Dec 26, 2017 7:58 PM While the establishment may breathe a sigh of relief looking back at political developments and events in Europe – which was spared some of the supposedly “worst-case scenarios” including a Marine le Pen presidency, a Merkel loss and a Geert Wilders victory – in 2017, any victory […]

France’s Election Provides Only Short-Term Relief For The Euro

Authored by Thorstein Polleit via The Mises Institute, Emmanuel Macron is the new president of France. The 39-year-old political shooting star got 66.1 percent of the votes in the second round of the presidential election last Sunday. His opponent, Marine Le Pen, secured just 33.9 percent of the votes.  The pro-EU and pro-euro camp is […]

“Zumutungen!” Buyer’s Remorse In France, Impossible Situation For Germany

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Now that the cheering over the French election has died down, reality will strike France and Germany like a cold bucket of water thrown in one’s face on a Winter’s day. Germany was guaranteed to not like the result no matter who won. The final choice was between an anti-EU […]

Emmanuel Macron Elected Youngest Ever President Of France With 65% Of The Vote

Update: As Emmanuel Macron arrived in the courtyard of Paris’s Louvre museum to deliver his victory speech to thousands of supporters, the European Union’s anthem “Ode to Joy” played in the background. “Tonight, France won,” he said to rapturous crowds, adding that “Europe and the world are watching us.” Macron said, cited by the Telegraph, […]

Macron Next French President With 60+% of the Vote

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / May 7, 2017 The Telegraph says Emmanuel Macron ‘wins 60 percent of Vote” This was expected by all the recent polls including polls following the last televised debate between Macron and Marine Le Pen. Emmanuel Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s French election and taken more than 60 percent […]

Belgian Press: Macron Has Between 63% And 64% Of The Vote

While French pollsters and poli-pundits are prohibited from providing “hot-takes” or preliminary exit-polls ahead of the closing of polls at 8pm local time, the Belgian press is not similarly constrained, and according to L’Echo, citing early exit polls, Macron would win the vote with between 63% and 64% of the vote, while empty ballots would […]

France: What Is The Presidential Campaign Really About?

Authored by Yves Manou via The Gatestone Institute, The result of this mess is that France as one country no longer exists. People who voted for Le Pen seem to feel not only that they lost their jobs, but that they are becoming foreigners in their own country. Macron, for many analysts, is the candidate […]

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 […]

Can Macron Save The World? Save France?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The markets appear giddy over the election prospects of Emanuel Macron in France. Equities are up along with bond yields. Gold is down. Macron won round one of the French election Sunday and will square off against Marine Le Pen in round two on May 7. He is widely expected […]

“This Is A Monumental Change”: Citi Asks If This Is The “End Of Two Party System In France”

With events in France developing fast and furious, and with Le Pen either leading (for now) according to official French ministry data, or in second place according to exit polls, Citi’s Fraser King asks: “Is this the end of the two-party system in France.” More from Citi: If results stay as polls suggest, with Le […]