Francois Hollande calls on French to back Emmanuel Macron

Francois Hollande calls on French to back Emmanuel Macron

French President Francois Hollande on 24 April, called on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election. Hollande gave a warning of dangerous consequences if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen were to win, and said he would vote for his former economy minister as he believes Macron was best placed to unite France. Apr 24, 2017
Theresa May: ‘We must not be complacent’

Theresa May: ‘We must not be complacent’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned her supporters that they cannot be complacent in the upcoming general election, despite a strong leader over Labour in the polls. Some pollsters have put Labour over 20 points behind the Conservatives. May pointed to incorrect polling in the 2015 election and the 2016 EU referendum as examples of how these polls can be wrong. Apr 25, 2017
50,000 protesters expected to march through Cologne against anti-immigration party AfD

50,000 protesters expected to march through Cologne against anti-immigration party AfD

Around 50,000 protesters are expected to march through Cologne today to protest the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.Police are expecting riots and an additional 4,000 officers have been deployed. The AfD is holding its annual party conference in the city.It must pick a new leader for the upcoming national election campaign following arguments over the party’s orientation towards the right. Apr 22, 2017