French Politics

Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:54 pm

Registered voters (14000+) outside of France count for 2% of the electorate that can vote for the next president. Toronto, Canada
is among the communities with registered voters who will vote at the French Consulate.

Article in French:
Le mois dernier, le journal Le Monde indiquait qu’En Marche! comptait environ 14 000 adhérents hors de France. Emmanuel Macron est d’ailleurs l’un des seuls à s’être déplacé à l’étranger pour organiser des rassemblements, et «il envoie régulièrement des délégués dans les différentes capitales».

http://l-express.ca/les-presidentielles-francaises-debordent-chez-nous/?utm_source=Infolettre+de+L%27Express&utm_campaign=eb1dbcab39-Infolettre+2016-04-18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_69295586fa-eb1dbcab39-51993493
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:32 pm

And then there were two: the remaining candidates for the Presidential election in France.
The other elected contender for the run-off, Le Pen, launched a diatribe against the policies of Macron during her victory speech, warning that Macron’s deregulation policies would lead to unjust international competition against France's business interests, mass immigration and free movement of terrorists. "The great issue in this election is the rampant globalization that is putting our civilization at risk," she said.

Defeated Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon, Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, and defeated right-wing candidate Francois Fillon all urged their supporters to rally behind Macron in the second round.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/24/519205/France-election-Macron-Le-Pen

From the Toronto Star-an article about Mr. Macron's run to be the youngest French president:
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/20/in-french-election-emmanuel-macron-is-in-an-unusual-position.html

Martine Le Pen is temporarily stepping down from her leader role with the National Front Party:
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/24/europe-rejoices-after-emmanuel-macron-takes-lead-to-face-marine-le-pen-in-french-election.html
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Mon May 01, 2017 2:48 pm

May Day on May 1 is also known as International Workers' Day. In Paris, France protests turned violent.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/01/may-day-violence-breaks-out-in-paris-demonstrations-around-world.html
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Mon May 08, 2017 9:57 am

Emmanuel Macron was voted in as the next President of France.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/07/world/europe/france-election-results-maps.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


France's entity in Canada, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, posted that about 45% of eligible voters living outside of France had participated in second stage of the weekend election.
https://twitter.com/francediplo/status/861501513818091520
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Sun May 14, 2017 8:59 am

France's new president has been inaugurated. Emmanuel Macron had worked with past president Francois Hollande before and saw him to his car after their talk at the Elysee Palace.
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/14/emmanuel-macron-39-inaugurated-as-frances-president
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Sun May 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Expect to see Birgitte Trogneux accompanying the new President at many meetings during his term. Her husband sees her as an essential person with whom he shares his life.
All that is about to change with the arrival of a woman who, more than any previous spouse, was omnipresent on the campaign trail, and not just for photo-ops and decorative appearances as the devoted femme — she played the role of coach, speech rehearser, communications adviser and dietary watchdog.

As revealed in fly-on-the-wall documentary In the Backrooms of Victory, broadcast on French TV channel TF1 the day after Mr Macron made history as France's youngest head of state since Napoleon, Brigitte Macron has been integral to the rise of the candidate, promising youthful renewal in a country gripped by reform inertia, and the rise of the extreme right and left.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-13/brigitte-macron-set-to-rock-elysee-palace/8509720
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Thu May 18, 2017 12:37 pm

The French cabinet is comprised of politicians from different parties with 11 men and 11 women.

The new French government, which was appointed Wednesday, is a carefully calibrated balance of 22 prominent and unknown figures from the left and the right, half of them women. They arrived for their first meeting Thursday with smiles, posing for photographs on the front porch of the presidential Elysée Palace in Paris.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/05/18/french-president-macron-talks-to-putin-convenes-cabinet-amid-criticism-over-press-access.html
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Re: French Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:10 pm

Spotted an interesting take on the US President's campaign slogan that was rewritten to reflect France's interest in having the US remain in the Paris accord-Twitter is certainly very useful here.
We’ve seen the @WhiteHouse video about the #ParisAccord. We disagree – so we’ve changed it. #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain.

https://twitter.com/francediplo_EN/status/870699642509512704

Have to add another Twitter post, from the new French president, on the Paris Accord:
Sur le climat, il n'y a pas de plan B. Car il n'y a pas de planète B.

https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/870399161882992640
On climate, there is no plan B. Because there is no planet B.
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Re: French Politics

Postby pretzels on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:14 pm

That new president Macron has a busy week. Four cabinet ministers went bye-bye and the president has to find replacements. Meanwhile, there is an EU summit to take part in.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has named a group of relative unknowns to senior government cabinet posts over traditional allies after a series of high-profile resignations.

As a spokesman announced the names of ministers appointed, political analysts said many voters would be left asking: “Who?”

Four cabinet members have resigned this week after being put under preliminary investigation in two separate scandals, leaving Macron’s prime minister, Édouard Philippe, under pressure to find replacements while maintaining a pledge to maintain gender and party-political parity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/21/two-more-macron-allies-quit-french-government-amid-funding-inquiry


http://www.politico.eu/article/macron-europe-mania-grips-brussels-for-french-presidents-eu-debut/
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