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French Legislative Elections 2022 : A Flash Report

French Legislative Elections 2022 : A Flash Report

Multidimension desk Written by: Parshi Barua Photo: Shutterstock.com In the legislative elections, the French voters elect 577 representatives to sit in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, for 5 years, which forms the legislative power with the upper house, The Senate. These two control the government and they propose, study et vote bills to make laws. The first round of legislative elections took place on June 12, 2022. Polling stations were open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 p.m. in major cities). The rate of abstention was all time high at 52.49% compared to 51.29%…
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French Presidential Elections 2022 : Towards A New Era Of Political Cohabitation?

French Presidential Elections 2022 : Towards A New Era Of Political Cohabitation?

From Director's Desk: Written by: Jayanta Chakrabarty Photo: Shutterstock.com The first round of 2022 presidential elections took place on April 10. There were twelve candidates in the contest including the current president Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Eric Zemmour, Yannick Jadot, Valérie Pécresse, Jean Lassalle, Fabien Roussel, Anne Hidalgo, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Philippe Poutou and Nathalie Arthaud. The results were announced at 8 pm. Emmanuel Macron topped the list with 27.84% of votes, Marine Le Pen came second with 23.15% of votes followed closely by Jean-Luc Mélanchon with 21.95% of votes. After the announcement of the results, Jean-Luc Mélenchon…
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French Presidential Elections in 2022 : A Perspective Report

French Presidential Elections in 2022 : A Perspective Report

Written by : Rabbani Khan Photo credit : Shutterstock.com Still unknown a few months before the 2017 presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious by crushing Marine le Pen in the second round. His arrival as the head of the State has allowed him to write a new story in French politics. Indeed, he managed to break out of the "right or left" political divide and establish himself as someone "neither right nor left". Manuel Valls, former prime minister of the left, Jean Yves le Drian, former minister of the left, Jean Paul Delevoye, former minister of the right, Alain Madelin,…
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Is The Anti-Separatism Bill Of France Anti-Islam? – A Brief Report

Is The Anti-Separatism Bill Of France Anti-Islam? – A Brief Report

Compiled by : Rabbani Khan Photo : Shutterstock.com On 16 February 2021, the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, adopted the controversial anti-separatism bill by 347 votes in favour, 151 against and 65 abstaining, thus facilitating the way for it to be passed into law in coming months. The text was presented to the Council of Ministers on 9 December 2020 by Gérald Darmanin, the Home Minister, and by Marlène Schiappa, Minister Delegate to the Home Minister in charge of Citizenship, exactly 115 years after the law on the separation of churches and state came into force.…
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Coronavirus : La gestion de la crise sanitaire et les conséquences socio-politiques – Partie 3

Coronavirus : La gestion de la crise sanitaire et les conséquences socio-politiques – Partie 3

Ecrit par : Fugel Khan Etudiant, master en science sociale, Université Paris 8, Saint Denis Photo : Shutterstock.com READ IN ENGLISH Une perspective française – 3ème partie Récemment une très sérieuse étude de l’INA, revient sur le traitement médiatique qu’a eu Professeur Raoult sur la période de fin mars. « … entre le lundi 23 et le dimanche 29 mars… c’est un total de 401 heures qui ont été consacrées au coronavirus et à ses conséquences…, soit une part d’antenne de 79,6 % ». « Sur la semaine du 23 au 29 mars, BFMTV n'a pas hésité à prononcer les…
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Coronavirus: Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 3

Coronavirus: Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 3

Written by : Fugel Khan Student of Masters in Social Science, University Paris 8, Saint Denis Photo credit: Shutterstock.com READ IN FRENCH A French perspective : Part 3 Recently, a very serious study conducted by the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) shows how the media treated Professor Raoult over the period of end March. "... between Monday 23 and Sunday 29 March ... a total of 401 hours were devoted to coronavirus and its consequences ..., i.e. an on-air share of 79.6%. "During the week of 23 to 29 March, BFMTV has pronounce the words "chloroquine" up to 35 times per…
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Coronavirus: Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 2

Coronavirus: Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 2

Written by : Fugel Khan Student of Masters in Social Science, University Paris 8, Saint Denis Photo credit: Shutterstock.com READ IN FRENCH A French perspective: Part 2 I love you... neither do I! On March 17, the former Health Minister Agnès Buzyn's confession in ‘Le Monde’ newspaper came as political bombshell against the government that she had warned the President and the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as early as January of an impending health catastrophe. The former Health Minister, who replaced Benjamin Griveaux, the original candidate weaken by sex scandal, to represent the LREM in the municipal elections in Paris…
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What does it mean to be a ‘European’ in the present period of crisis : A Russian Perspective

What does it mean to be a ‘European’ in the present period of crisis : A Russian Perspective

Written By : Ksenia Antropova Export Development Advisor, Saint Etienne Photo Credit: shutterstock.com I’m deeply and strongly convinced about the important role that the European Union plays in our daily intellectual life. I come from Russia, the country having the largest territorial presence in our planet, where I’d grown up under an atmosphere of Nationalism with overpowering desire of domination on the rest of the world and a blatant hostility toward the European Union. Now, after living in France and being a part of a bigger geographical community, I can myself see that my attitude has changed a lot and…
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Coronavirus : Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 1

Coronavirus : Health Crisis Management and Socio-political Consequences – Part 1

Written by : Fugel Khan (Student of Masters in Social Science, University Paris 8, Saint Denis) Photo credit : Shutterstock.com READ IN FRENCH A French perspective : Part 1 Before the world could assess the impact of forest fires in Brazil and Australia on the survival of humankind, the worst was not thought to have happened until the appearance of the COVID-19 virus, which finds its origin in a local market of Wuhan city in late 2019. The Chinese authority, which was rather discreet at first, officially recognized the spread of the epidemic in January 2020, and the WHO confirmed…
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