French Citizens Abroad Give the Left An Edge in Legislative Elections

French citizens abroad, voting one week before the Metropolitan French, voted for the Left in seven of the eleven constituencies abroad. This confirms the previous positive prospects for the Left for the national legislative elections taking place on Sunday. It was the first time that the French citizens living abroad could vote for the legislative […]

The Next Round in Hénin-Beaumont

                At noon on June 2 Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon crossed fire during a heated debate on France 3 Nord/Pas-de-Calais. All the candidates in this legislative election of the 11th district of Hénin-Beaumont were invited to the debate. However, the fiery exchange between the two former presidential […]

News Analysis: Battle of the Extremes

As the legislative elections approach, the Union pour Un Movement Populaire (UMP) finds itself without a leader to insure the sustainability of the center-right party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy. While the executives of the UMP are engaged in a battle for the top positions, particularly the position of Secretary-General, Marine Le Pen of the […]

Positive Prospects for the Left According to the Latest polls: A Probable Victory, But No “Pink Wave”

The latest poll published by the institute Ipsos/Logica Consulting, conducted on May 25th and 26th, indicated that the left is currently polling well above the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) and its right-wing allies for the upcoming legislative elections. However, the results do not necessarily insure the “pink wave” to come, pink being the […]

2012’s Vote by District: A Preview of the Legislative Elections?

France’s legislative elections commence four weeks from today (June 10th – 17th), and in a breakdown by Le Monde, if the 577 electoral districts of the central state and its overseas territories vote similarly to their presidential voting record, the left, lead by President-Elect François Hollande’s Parti Socialiste (PS) will easily secure the 3/5ths majority necessary for […]

Ségolène Royal Announces Intentions to Run for President of the National Assembly

Segolene Royal, 2007 Parti Socialiste candidate for President, announced her intentions to run for the President of the National Assembly on Saturday. Royal is currently the President of the Poitou-Charentes branch of the Parti Socialiste and she is running to represent the first district of La Charente-Maritime on the Atlantic  coast of France. Royal ran […]