Category: France

Serge Halimi: The Bourgeois Bloc

Just a few months ago, the French political situation seemed to be smiling on Emmanuel Macron

Kenny Stancil: Mélenchon-Led Left Surges in France

The president of far-right National Rally, meanwhile, celebrated a “historic breakthrough” as Le Pen’s xenophobic party won a record 89 seats

Juan Cole: Greens return to French Parliament in Left Coalition, as Neoliberal Macron loses Majority

Both the Left and the fascist right saw a big increase in support

Jim Wolfreys: Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Has Nurtured Racism and the Far Right

France’s mainstream conservative party is in meltdown, while the far right is stronger than ever

Marlon Ettinger: Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left-Wing Coalition Has the Neoliberals Terrified

The first round of France’s parliamentary elections saw left-wing coalition NUPES come first nationally

William Boucher: Rebuilding France’s Left Is Also About Putting Workers in Parliament

France Insoumise wants to change the face of parliament

Stefano Palombarini: A Mélenchon Government Would Shake the Foundations of Neoliberalism in Europe

The coalition’s victory would shake the neoliberal order in France and across the European Union

Julian-Nicolas Calfuquir: Jean-Luc Mélenchon Has Shown How to Build a Radical, Broad Coalition

With France’s parliamentary elections under two weeks away, Jean-Luc Mélenchon looks in a stronger position than ever

Manon Aubry: In France, a Left-Wing Bloc Is Uniting to Stop Macron

France’s Greens, Socialists, and Communists have joined a coalition supporting Jean-Luc Mélenchon for prime minister

Cole Stangler: The French Left Is Uniting Around Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Radical Agenda

After years of division, left-wing parties are in talks to run together in June’s French parliamentary elections

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