Tagged Marine Le Pen


What’s on the horizon for the hexagon?

By Sebastian Puerta While France has existed as the land separating channel and sea for millennia under various names: Gaul, Francia, France, and colloquially as “L’Hexagone” in reference to the country’s geographical shape, the French Fifth Republic itself is only 58 years old. The Fifth Republic was established in 1958 by French President Charles de Gaulle…

Marine Le Pen, president of France's Front National party (Source: svopi.ru)

21st Century Fascists

By Thomas Desoutter Could fascism return to Europe? It’s more likely than you may think. Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s Front National, has recently been floating around 30 percent in opinion polling for the next presidential election, ahead of any other candidate. Her father and predecessor, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been convicted of racist…

The French Political Extreme

By: Holly Boggs Scandal is the name of the game when it comes to modern French politics. Between current president and face of the leftist French Socialist Party, François Hollande’s, recent affair making international headlines and former President of the competing right-wing party, Nicolas Sarkozy’s, playboy image problems, it seems hard to decipher which side…

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