The Kremlin is preparing to launch at least 100 anonymous channels on Telegram, the encrypted instant messaging service, according to Russian Rbk financial magazine. One way to influence the 2018 presidential election campaign.
Hassan Rouhani secured his second term as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He will have to face three main challenges: 1) domestic (economy and unemployment); 2) international (following the Iran deal path in the Donald Trump's era), regional (accelerating diplomacy and soft power in the Middle East, trying to keep the balance with its "natural rival": Saudi Arabia).
“If the election were held today, who would you vote for?”. Less than ten days before the Iranians will vote to determine who will be the next president of the Islamic Republica new IPPO Group poll of voting intentions in Iran shows that there is a relevant percentage of undecided.
Emmanuel Macron is the new French President. The outcome has matched the expectations of all French pollsters. The threat of a presidency headed by Marine Le Pen and consequently the Front National is averted. And now all commentators and analysts will write and say that with En marche!, Macron’s movement at the helm, Europe can be rebuilt, all problems will be solved and so on and so forth. No. This is not the case. Unfortunately, Europe is by no means safe. And it won’t be at least until the traditional parties come to terms with their defeats, which have taken place in France just as they have elsewhere. Until this realisation is fully taken on board, Europe will never be safe.
Ideal Duellists Macron and Le Pen to compete in presidential runoff brandishing optimism against fear
The duel that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are about to fight over the next 15 days is unprecedented — because it is the first time that none of the two presidential candidates belongs to one of the two traditional political parties of French politics, and because none of the two candidates has ever been elected.
An atmosphere of tension descended over Paris after a police officer was shot dead Thursday on Champs Élysées (Isis claimed responsibility) feeding into the uncertainty of the new likely scenarios after this coming Sunday polls — including a runoff between Le Pen and Mélenchon. Who is Jean-Luc Mélenchon?
It was the beginning of August 2012 in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president. The national Tv stations were urged not to broadcast any images of people eating chicken. The government was distressed because of food prices – chicken in particular – which had tripled since 2011.
When Emmanuel Macron detailed in Paris his program earlier this month, and after the first presidential debate last Thursday, one point became clear: no matter who of the leading candidates wins in the upcoming French election, the political scene in the Héxagone is about to be upset for good. A win of the 39-year-old newcomer would not disarray the EU as would a victory of Marine Le Pen of the Front National, but it would mark in any case a departure from the traditional French political spectrum dynamics.