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French presidential candidate’s corruption scandal elicits Gallic shrug

Crikey February 8, 2017

The allegations are flying, but this has not thwarted Fillon’s or his party’s intention to continue his candidature.

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless …

Crikey January 20, 2017 3 Comments

The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.

Liberte, egalite, and a firm ‘non’ to Trumpism

Charles Richardson November 21, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.

How to fix democracy, a la Francaise

How to fix democracy, a la Francaise

Charles Richardson April 8, 2015 4 Comments

"Open primaries", as have been conducted across Europe for decades, might be the best way to restore faith in Australia's broken party system.

Six ways to deal with the far-right

Six ways to deal with the far-right

Charles Richardson January 9, 2015 16 Comments

The fallout from yesterday's Charlie Hebdo will likely produce a wave of support for far-right parties. Here are some practical lessons in dealing with extremist political parties.

Le voila: Sarkozy’s legal troubles could be Hollande’s lucky break

Le voila: Sarkozy’s legal troubles could be Hollande’s lucky break

Charles Richardson July 8, 2014 1 Comment

Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says his arrest was politically motivated. But no matter the outcome of the charges, there is one clear winner: Francois Hollande.

Greece and France deliver differing verdicts from voters

Crikey June 18, 2012 3 Comments

The important election result from the weekend was from France, where pro-growth policies have received a strong endorsement, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Celebrations in France, trepidation elsewhere in Europe

Crikey May 7, 2012 9 Comments

As expected France lurched to the left yesterday and elected François Hollande as its president, writes Alan Austin, an Australian freelance journalist, in France.

Rundle: Europe, where the Left takes centre stage

Guy Rundle May 7, 2012 3 Comments

In Europe, the Left has had a phenomenal weekend, writes Guy Rundle, at Dubai Airport.

Far right claims a scalp in the Netherlands

Charles Richardson April 24, 2012 8 Comments

The collapse yesterday of the Netherlands government is being spun mainly as a story about differences on how to deal with Europe's economic troubles.