Thursday, 20 April 2017

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate shaking up the French election

The French call it Mélenchonite, a feverish excitement brought on by over-exposure to left-wing populism. There was an outbreak of..

By Paul Smith


Thursday, 9 March 2017

How François Fillon defied all odds to stay in the French presidential race

To paraphrase Gérard Courtois, editorial writer for Le Monde, if the French weren’t just a few weeks away from a..

By Paul Smith


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

No party and not much policy, but Emmanuel Macron is still on a roll

The French presidential election has slipped, almost imperceptibly, into a new phase. Saturday February 25 marked the opening of the..

By Paul Smith