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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

France Election: Marine Le Pen Vows To Make Former Rival Prime Minister

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she will make a defeated rival her prime minister, if elected. Ms Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN), chose Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, of the mainstream nationalist “Stand Up France” in an apparent bid to attract his...

Drowned in polls, France’s Le Pen targets immigration for boost

By John Irish PARIS  - Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in the final week of France's presidential election to immigration as she looked to reverse a dip in polls. Surveys of voting intentions have for months shown Le Pen...

France’s Le Pen, evoking wartime Jewish arrests, re-opens old wounds

By Adrian Croft and Simon Carraud | PARIS Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen drew protests from her political rivals and the Israeli government on Monday by denying the French state's responsibility for a mass arrest of Jews in Paris during World War Two. Two weeks...

Bank runs and Frexit: French lenders prepare for Le Pen surprises

By Julien Ponthus and Leigh Thomas | PARIS From bank runs to credit crunches, regulators and investors are asking French banks about their preparations for any market ructions that might be caused by Marine Le Pen faring better than expected in the presidential election, banking...
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