After Massacre, Le Pen and National Front Benefits

Amid the aftermath of massacre in Paris on Saturday, some French politicians have decided to politicize the tragedy in time for December’s regional elections. The main culprit: Marine le Pen and the National Front, the far-right party she leads. In the last three weeks of the campaign season, Le Pen and her party has called for the immediate halt of all intake of migrants in France in a statement released following the massacre. These statements also echo similar ones from other far-right gro...
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A New French Prime Minister

It appears that French president François Hollande might not be completely incapable of taking decisive action, after all. Today, he approved a new cabinet and fired his prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, replacing him with the center-left interior minister, Manuel Valls. Though, frankly, this change is coming a little late. Recently, the president suffered humiliating losses at French local elections, which were predicted to be embarrassing, but not this embarrassing: the president's Socialist ...
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