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French far-left presidential hopeful woos voters with jobs

Jan. 16, 2022 12:29 PM EST

NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April’s election with an unusual “immersive and olfactory” rally. Yes,...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

Jan. 15, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “discourse of hate” that has stained the campaign and seeking to unite France's...

French presidential contenders adapt campaign to pandemic

Jan. 04, 2022 11:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The conservative candidate in France's presidential election said on Tuesday she will adapt her campaign to pandemic conditions, focusing on social media and shunning large voter rallies in favor of small gatherings. Like Republicans Party candidate Valérie...

Macron unveils EU agenda before French presidential race

Dec. 09, 2021 14:54 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Macron vowed to work to make Europe “more powerful” in the world as France is about to take up the rotating presidency of the European Union, a tenure that overlaps with the country's presidential election and could put him in a tricky position if he campaigns...

French investigate violence that erupted at far-right rally

Dec. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists...

Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

Dec. 05, 2021 14:28 PM EST

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam...

France's Republicans pick a woman as presidential candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 09:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Valérie Pécresse, the head of the Paris region and a former conservative minister, has been chosen to run in France's presidential race next year as The Republicans party candidate, a decision that could significantly shape April’s election. She...