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Has France Really Rejected Populism?

Posted by hkarner - 29. April 2017

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Who Is Marine Le Pen?

Posted by hkarner - 26. April 2017

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French Vote Fuels Hopes for Growth

Posted by hkarner - 26. April 2017

Date: 25-04-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Emmanuel Macron’s rise as heavy favorite in race spurs investors to set aside political worries

The ascension of centrist Emmanuel Macron as the heavy favorite in France’s presidential race spurred investors to set aside the political worries that have long plagued European markets and to make new bets on economic growth.

Mr. Macron is now seen as the leader in May 7’s runoff against second-place finisher Marine Le Pen, whose pledge to dismantle the euro had damped prices of euro assets and the common currency itself.

The former investment banker’s good showing sent stocks and the euro sharply higher while triggering a sharp selloff in German government bonds, which investors had bought as a haven from populist politicians such as Ms. Le Pen. Mr. Macron won the first round with 24% of the vote, according to an official tally, ahead of Ms. Le Pen with 21.3%. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Emmanuel Clinton vs Marine LeTrump

Posted by hkarner - 25. April 2017

Dank an H.F.

2017 04 24 Asia Times, By Pepe Escobar April 24, 2017 9:54 PM (UTC+8)

What’s supposed to be the shock of the new is not exactly so.

Here’s the body count in the latest geopolitical earthquake afflicting the West: The Socialist Party in France is dead. The traditional Right is comatose. What used to be the Extreme Left is alive, and still kicking.
Yet what’s supposed to be the shock of the new is not exactly a shock. The more things veer towards change (we can believe in), the more they stay the same. Enter the new normal: the recycled “system” – as in Emmanuel Macron — versus “the people” — as in the National Front’s Marine Le Pen, battling for the French presidency on May 7.

Although that was the expected outcome, it’s still significant. Le Pen, re-christened “Marine”, reached the second round of voting despite a mediocre campaign.
She essentially reassembled — but did not expand — her voting base. I have argued on Asia Times that Macron is nothing but an artificial product, a meticulously packaged hologram designed to sell an illusion. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Making of Macron

Posted by hkarner - 25. April 2017

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Macron kein Heilsbringer und kein echter Reformer

Posted by hkarner - 24. April 2017

24. April 2017, 09:57 derstandard.at

Unter Finanzmarktexperten sorgte der Ausgang des ersten Wahlgangs für Erleichterung, der Euro reagiert vorübergehend mit Kursgewinnen

Berlin – Emmanuel Macron und Marine Le Pen treten am 7. Mai in der Stichwahl um das Amt des französischen Präsidenten an. Unter Finanzmarktexperten sorgte der Ausgang des ersten Wahlgangs für Erleichterung – sie hatten eine Stichwahl zwischen den Euro-Gegnern Le Pen und Mélenchon gefürchtet. D

er Euro reagierte vorübergehend mit Kursgewinnen und erreichte gegenüber dem Dollar den höchsten Wert seit gut fünf Monaten. Am Montag-Früh hat die Gemeinschaftswährung wieder etwas von den starken Gewinnen abgegeben. In der Früh kostete ein Euro 1,0856 US-Dollar. Nach Veröffentlichung der Hochrechnung im ersten Wahlgang der Präsidentschaftswahlen war der Kurs der Gemeinschaftswährung zeitweise bis auf 1,0937 Dollar gestiegen und damit auf den höchsten Stand seit November. Am Montag haben sich auch die 10-Jahresrenditen für das Land deutlich erholt. Mit 0,791 Prozent wurde der niedrigste und damit für Frankreich für die Refinanzierung günstigste Wert seit 12. Jänner erzielt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Macron’s Mission

Posted by hkarner - 24. April 2017

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Planning for President Le Pen

Posted by hkarner - 20. April 2017

The thought of President Le Pen is so terrifying, it seems, posing such a threat to the future of Europe, that it remains for many a possibility they dare not entertain, much less plan for. But that threat is precisely why Europe must address seriously the possibility of her winning, however unlikely it may seem.

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The Coming French Revolution

Posted by hkarner - 18. April 2017

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France’s presidential race is a clash of worldviews

Posted by hkarner - 3. April 2017

Date: 01-04-2017
Source: The Economist

Marine Le Pen’s nationalism meets the unrepentant globalism of Emmanuel
Macron

Two against the EU

WHAT did Marine Le Pen, the head of France’s National Front, expect to gain by visiting Moscow on March 24th? Her core supporters relished seeing her with Vladimir Putin, a strong woman standing next to a strongman. Ms Le Pen came away claiming that the world now belongs to nationalist populists such as Mr Putin, Donald Trump, India’s Narendra Modi and, implicitly, herself. Interestingly, the visit did not seem aimed at the usual goal of candidates who go abroad: reassuring voters that they can safely be trusted with foreign policy.

In French campaigns, gravitas-enhancing trips beyond the Hexagone (as mainland France is known) are especially popular with candidates who have little experience of governing. This year Ms Le Pen has been to America (where she was seen sipping coffee in Trump Tower in New York), Germany, Lebanon and Chad. Emmanuel Macron, the young centrist who is tied with her for first place in the polls, has been to Algeria, Britain, Germany, Jordan and Lebanon, in part to reach out to expat voters and donors. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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