Unlike most, conservative leaders in Austria and the United Kingdom can afford to appease reactionary voters.
Both the Republicans and Socialists are divided three ways. Many lawmakers do not even seek reelection.
A look at the policies of the five presidential candidates in France reveals that left-right divisions have become less relevant.
By staying in the race with his integrity damaged, François Fillon makes a right-wing victory less likely.
François Fillon’s nomination guarantees that the next French president will be more Russia-friendly.
Republican voters pick François Fillon over Alain Juppé to lead their party into next year’s election.
Middle-income voters in small-town France have lost patience after five years of feckless socialism.
Both Republican candidates could defeat Marine Le Pen, but François Fillon would be weaker against a centrist.
The former president fails to quality for the second voting round and is forced to end his political comeback.
François Fillon and Nicolas Sarkozy seek rapprochement while Alain Juppé speaks out against “Russophilia”.
François Fillon and Alain Juppé receive the most support from voters, forcing Nicolas Sarkozy out of the race.
Nicolas Sarkozy’s former prime minister suddenly emerges as a serious contender.