Tag: Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron Defeats Far-Right Marine Le Pen in French Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron Defeats Far-Right Marine Le Pen in French Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron has defeated far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France’s Presidential Election. With 58.5% of the vote Macron achieved re-election, the first French leader to do so in 20 years. Macron and Le Pen were the top two candidates following the first round of elections on April 10th, out of the 12 Macron came out on top during that election as well.

Female Soccer Players Voice Up Against Hijab Ban

Female Soccer Players Voice Up Against Hijab Ban

In April 2011, France imposed a hijab ban in public areas. Rage has sparked across the country as it was a sign of oppression and nationalism. Even France’s soccer federation doesn’t allow women to wear hijabs during their soccer tournaments. Diakité, a 23-year-old Muslim midfielder, is afraid that she would not be allowed to wear her hijab.

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