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France's Le Pen says protectionism can spur GDP growth to 2.5 percent by 2021

PARIS: Far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is campaigning on a platform of economic nationalism, says France’s GDP growth would accelerate to 2.5 percent towards the end of her first term if she wins the upcoming election. Le Pen wants to drop the euro currency, a move that would throw the future… Read More »

France's Macron seen defeating Le Pen, Hamon losing support: BVA poll

PARIS: French Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon continued to lose support in an opinion poll on Saturday that showed centrist Emmanuel Macron likely to win the presidential election. In a BVA poll for Orange, Hamon fell 1 percentage point in a week to 12.5 percent, coming fourth in the first round behind far-right leader Marine Le… Read More »

France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

LYON, France: France’s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “This is our country!” that she alone would protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalisation if elected president in May. Buoyed by Trump’s victory and Britons’ vote to leave the European Union, Le Pen’s anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front… Read More »

France's Fillon seen as clear favourite in Sunday's conservatives primary – poll

PARIS: Former French prime minister Francois Fillon is seen winning the conservative presidential primary nomination for next year’s election with 61 percent of the vote against 39 percent for rival Alain Juppe, according to a poll by Opinionway on Friday. The online poll of 550 registered voters who intend to cast their ballot in Sunday’s… Read More »

France's Hollande's popularity rebounds somewhat after incident-free Euro

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande’s popularity has recovered slightly from a recent low as street protests against a contested labour reform have abated, a poll showed on Monday. Hollande’s popularity rating rose to 18 percent this month from 16 percent in June, according to the Opinionway poll of 1,011 people on July 5-7. The Socialist… Read More »