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France's election: taking stock of a startling outcome

Posted by: The Conversation

Date: Tuesday, 09 July 2024

Despite weeks of opinion polls predicting France’s far right would sweep to power in the legislative elections, Sunday’s second round of polling resulted in Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) and its allies being forced into third place by the New Popular Front alliance of leftwing and green parties, and Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Ensemble coalition. France will now have a hung parliament. David Lees looks at what ‘s happened.

The UK’s new prime minister, Keir Starmer, has appointing a new cabinet (with a record number of women) and held his first cabinet meeting. Alex Nurse outlines the six most urgent problems they need to get cracking on.

After 14 months of escalating internal conflict, Sudan is confronting its most severe food security crisis on record. More than half the population of 47.2 million is facing acute food insecurity. Rob Vos and Khalid Siddig unpack the country’s latest food security report, which lays out the high risk of famine in multiple regions.

Jonathan Este

Senior International Affairs Editor, Associate Editor

French election: far-right government blocked as Le Pen’s alliance pushed into third place

David Lees, University of Warwick

Marine Le Pen’s far-right push has been halted in its tracks.

The six most urgent problems facing the UK that Starmer’s new government needs to fix

Alex Nurse, University of Liverpool

Labour’s manifesto was largely predicated on economic growth, but the new government faces several problems too serious to wait for growth to kick in.

Sudan is now confronting its most severe food security crisis on record

Khalid Siddig, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ; Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

There is a high risk of famine in multiple regions of Sudan if immediate action is not taken.

Rap lyrics can provide catharsis – both for artists and their fans

Paul Stephen Adey, Nottingham Trent University

When delivered with integrity, rap can be a cathartic experience for both the speaker and the community receiving the message

Fandom usually means tracking your favorite team for years − so why are the Olympics so good at making us root for sports and athletes we tune out most of the time?

Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis

Patriotic coverage helps forge the Olympics’ sense of community, weaving viewers’ lives together with athletes’ struggles and triumphs.


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