France’s Presidential Elections: Selected Stories

23 April 2017 — Global Research

In line with the first round of the 2017 French Presidential Elections, take a look at the articles below for some issues concerning France’s future and potential threats on the day of the elections.

The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty and the Future of France

            By Diana Johnstone, April 21, 2017

The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the European Union (EU), and national sovereignty.

France’s Election at Gunpoint

By Alex Lantier, April 23, 2017

The first round of the elections in France is being held against the backdrop of an attempt by the state and the media to use the violent incident on the Champs Elysées, involving a gunman who is alleged to have been acting on behalf of ISIS, to create an atmosphere of political hysteria.

France Votes, Amidst a State of Emergency

By Stephen Lendman, April 23, 2017

A state of emergency exists, declared by outgoing President Hollande in November 2015 after the Paris Charlie Hebdo/kosher market false flag attacks.

Big Stakes in the French Presidential Election: Global Governance Versus the People 

By Diana Johnstone, April 02, 2017

The 2017 French Presidential election is no joke. It is shaping up as a highly significant encounter between two profoundly opposing conceptions of political life. On one side, governance, meaning the joint management of society by a co-opted elite, on the model of business corporations. On the other side, the traditional system called “democracy”, meaning the people’s choice of leaders by free and fair elections.

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