French press review on Monday after a night of European election drama: Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement national (RN) came out on top in France, 0.9% ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) party, while Yannick Jadot’s environmentalists took a surprising third place. IMAGES
Videographic illustrating and explaining the various key institutions of the European Union. Europe’s mainstream political parties took a hit in elections on Sunday but held off a strong surge by the populist right of Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini and Nigel Farage.VIDEOGRAPHICS
France’s rightist leader Marine Le Pen says results of European Elections show clear divide between nationalists and globalists.
French president Emmanuel Macron votes for the European elections in Le Touquet. The fight between Macron and France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen mirrors a larger battle across the continent between competing visions of the bloc’s future. IMAGES
Marine Le Pen lodges her vote at a polling station in Hénin-Beaumont, Pas-de-Calais for the 2019 European elections. IMAGES
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen is plotting her revenge. After losing the French presidential election to Emmanuel Macron two years ago, the head of the National Rally — previously known as the National Front — sees the European elections as a chance not only to deal a blow to Macron’s faltering presidency, but for her ideas to move further into the political mainstream, where she says “everything has changed”.
Marine Le Pen disparages Emmanuel Macron in a speech in Paris as she launches her party’s campaign for the European Parliament elections. The leader of France’s National Rally party says Macron is “disturbing in his attitudes, worrying in his behaviour, incompetent in his functions”. SOUNDBITE
One of the top aides to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen quit the National Front on Thursday, laying bare a split in the party over Europe following its election defeat this year.VIDEOGRAPHIC
France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen arrives at parliament after winning a seat for the first time in a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party. IMAGES
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen votes in the first round of parliamentary elections in her north-of-France constituency. IMAGES