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France’s political class being reshaped by fractured vote

Paris, France | Xinhua | The 2022 French legislative elections are redefining France’s political class, enabling candidates of different political parties to become deputies in the National Assembly. The French legislative elections were held on June 12 and 19, when voters elected, out of 6,293 candidates, the National Assembly’s 577 members …

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French Ambassador: We cannot trade human rights for business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | France has not shied away from the human rights abuses in Uganda, the French Ambassador to Uganda, Jules-Armand Aniambossou has told Opposition Members of Parliament. He disclosed this while meeting the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga and a section of opposition legislators at parliament …

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Macron’s re-election gives EU dose of consistency in turbulent times

Paris, France | Xinhua | Emmanuel Macron’s election Sunday to a second five-year term as French president gives Europe a dose of consistency during its most tumultuous period in decades, analysts have said. With European countries facing the widespread repercussions of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and battling to recover …

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AU congratulates Macron on re-election as French President

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as French President. “I extend my warm congratulations to President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election,” AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat tweeted. “I’m happy to continue our commitment with him …

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Macron wins French presidential runoff

Paris, France | Xinhua | French incumbent President Emmanuel Macron won the 2022 presidential runoff with 58.6 percent of the votes, according to the preliminary exit poll released Sunday evening by French television BFMTV. Macron’s rival, far-right wing candidate Marine Le Pen, gained 41.4 percent of the votes, according to the …

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Voting begins in 2022 French presidential election

Paris, France | Xinhua | Voting for the 2022 French presidential election began at 8:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday in Metropolitan France. Some 48.8 million eligible voters will choose their new president for the next five years among 12 candidates, including current French President Emmanuel Macron. Most …

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France’s Macron announces bid for presidential re-election

Paris, France | Xinhua | French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced on Thursday that he would run for a second term in office in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for April. In a letter addressed to the French people, Macron described the different reforms of the government and the challenges faced …

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Olympic champion Cheptegei to start 2022 season in France

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joshua Cheptegei, who won a 5,000m gold and a 10,000m silver for Uganda at Tokyo 2020, will start his 2022 season with a 10km road run in Cannes, France, early next month. Olympic gold medalist and world champion Cheptegei told Xinhua on Wednesday that he is …

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