Everything you need to know about the elections in France – POLITICO

As FN’s Marine Le Pen tries to hold onto her dominant position in Sunday’s second round of voting, this Politico article tries to offer everything you need to know about elections in France.

Source: Everything you need to know about the elections in France – POLITICO

Whilst the title is rather ambitious, the article will be especially useful for foreign observers who are alarmed at the move to the right in France.

By tomorrow we shall know whether France has woken up or on a potentially dangerous journey with the Front National.

Thoughts?

Front National Under Marine Le Pen Has Broadened Its Appeal – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Spiegel reports that Marine Le Pen has managed to pull the Front National from the extremist fringe into the political center. It suggests that the right-wing populists could even emerge as France’s strongest party in upcoming regional elections. But Spiegel stresses that the real prize is in 2017.

Source: Front National Under Marine Le Pen Has Broadened Its Appeal – SPIEGEL ONLINE

All eyes in are rightly on politics in France right now (pardon puns!). But could this signal changes across Europe with widespread concerns about security, immigration and economic opportunity.

Thoughts?