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Action Special – French Presidential election 2017

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Data: 03-04-2017

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Tematica: Action Institute

France will elect its new President of the Republic between April and May. Less than a month before the presidential elections, Action Institute presents all the essential information to understand the elections and its implications in France and Europe.
General overview

French elections: how does it work? (Bloomberg, Fouquet and Dodge, 13/03/2017)
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-12/french-election-guide-2017-how-do-voters-choose-a-president

Why does this election matter? The powers of the French president (Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor, 01/02/2017)
http://www.cfr.org/france/powerful-frances-president/p38736

Who are the candidates? (The Financial Times, Hannah Murphy and Aleksandra Wisniewska, 31/01/2017)
https://ig.ft.com/sites/france-election/candidates/

Who promises what? (The Financial Times, Hannah Murphy, 20/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/7fa14c80-fdd1-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30

The economic situation: what will the winner have to deal with? (The Financial Times, Hannah Murphy and Valentina Romei, 09/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/c33bafde-fe68-11e6-8d8e-a5e3738f9ae4

Understanding the electorate: the youth and the Front (The Financial Times, Michael Stothard, 18/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/5119f9ac-08cb-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b

Who’s leading the race? – poll tracker – (The Financial Times)
https://ig.ft.com/sites/france-election/polls/

Why is this election a one like no other from a political perspective? (The Financial Times, Tony Barber, 10/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/a5ff1c2e-04d7-11e7-ace0-1ce02ef0def9

What is happening with the Left Side?

The first split in the Socialist Party: Macron (CER, Charles Grant, 20/03/2017)
https://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/bulletin-article/2017/meaning-macron

Macron and the temptation of bypassing the traditional left/right divide (French & German) (Delors Institute, Henrik Enderlein, 15/02/2017)
http://www.delorsinstitut.de/en/blog-post-en/emmanuel-macron-beyond-the-political-right-and-left/

Macron and the construction of a new left (LSE, Susan Milner, 06/02/2017)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2017/02/06/emmanuel-macron-liberal-centrist-movement/

The second split in the Socialist Party: Valls won’t support his party’s candidate (The Financial Times, Michael Stothard, 14/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/6a1ce82c-08af-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b

(Judicial) affairs

Fillon under formal investigation (POLITICO, Pierre Briançon, 01/03/2017)
http://www.politico.eu/article/fillon-under-formal-investigation-says-wont-quit/

Fillon and the temptation of populism against the judges (POLITICO, 13/03/2017)
http://www.politico.eu/article/how-fillon-could-still-win-over-france-election-2017/

Macron suspected because of his past as a banker (POLITICO, Cynthia Kroet, 14/03/2017)
http://www.politico.eu/article/probe-into-vegas-event-attended-by-emmanuel-macron/

Le Pen and the misuse of European parliamentary funds (POLITICO, Giulia Paravicini, 21/02/2017)
http://www.politico.eu/article/marine-le-pen-national-front-olaf-takes-on-anti-fraud-office-citing-double-standards/

The stakes

What is at stake in the French election? (Bruegel, Jean Pisani-Ferry, 15/04/2012)
http://bruegel.org/2012/04/what-is-at-stake-in-the-french-election/

The outcome of the French election: a potential systemic impact for the EU (The Economist, 04/03/2017)
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21717814-why-french-presidential-election-will-have-consequences-far-beyond-its-borders-vote

Marine le Pen and the financial hazard of the sovereign debt (The Financial Times, Thomas Hale, 01/03/2017)
https://www.ft.com/content/f3e2ff28-fdcf-11e6-8d8e-a5e3738f9ae4

The perspective of Frexit and the arguments of the far-right (Bruegel, Grégory Claeys, 10/03/2017)
http://bruegel.org/2017/03/debunking-5-myths-about-frexit/

The roots behind growing populism in France (Bloomberg, Sophie Gaston, 17/02/2017))
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-02-17/why-populism-is-growing-in-france

One more thing…

If you wish to follow the French presidential election on a daily (in English), this should provide you an accurate insight of the everyday news:
http://www.france24.com/en/tag/french-presidential-elections-2017/

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