Paris Election: Anne Hidalgo Reelected As Mayor

#Municipales2020 #Municipales #municipale2020 Paris’ Socialist incumbent Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been reelected, with Macron’s party losing several municipal elections to Greens party Europe Ecology (EELV) candidates. Emmanuel Macron’s party was defeated in the Paris mayor’s race and Green Party candidates won in several other major cities, turning French local elections into a warning for the … Read more Paris Election: Anne Hidalgo Reelected As Mayor

Paris City Hall: The race for the top prize in France’s municipal elections

In France, the municipal elections are held every six years. But the most closely-watched race is the vote to win the keys to Paris City Hall. There have been some surprises in the race so far, as the president’s chosen candidate Benjamin Griveaux was forced to bow out after a sex video scandal. Leading in the polls … Read more Paris City Hall: The race for the top prize in France’s municipal elections

Politics v. privacy: Do the French still care less than others about sex scandals?

France has traditionally taken pride in being somewhat of an exception when it comes to caring about the private lives of its politicians. This lax attitude has been called in question recently by the so-called Griveaux scandal. Benjamin Griveaux, a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron, pulled out of the Paris mayoral race following the release … Read more Politics v. privacy: Do the French still care less than others about sex scandals?

French prosecutors place duo in sex tape scandal under formal investigation

French prosecutors placed Pyotr Pavlensky and Alexandra de Taddeo, the couple suspected of publishing a racy video alleged to be of former Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux, under formal investigation on Tuesday.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more French prosecutors place duo in sex tape scandal under formal investigation

The fallout from #GriveauxGate

The shock resignation of Benjamin Griveaux from Paris’s mayoral race continues to resonate here in France. Was Russia involved in bringing down an ally of Emmanuel Macron? Did Twitter censor some of the related content circulating on its platform last week? Also, we take a look at a blackface scandal on French TV. Subscribe to France … Read more The fallout from #GriveauxGate

The fallout of #GriveauxGate

The shock resignation of Benjamin Griveaux from Paris’s mayoral race continues to resonate here in France. Was Russia involved in bringing down an ally of Emmanuel Macron? Did Twitter censor some of the related content circulating on its platform last week? Also, we take a look at a blackface scandal on French TV. Subscribe to France … Read more The fallout of #GriveauxGate

Griveaux scandal: Online leak sparks outrage, political earthquake

From France 24: The right to a private life away from the glare of the media. The case of French politician Benjamin Griveaux has put this issue in the headlines. Griveaux, a close political ally of President Emmanuel Macron, pulled out of the race to be Paris Mayor after an sex tape was circulated on … Read more Griveaux scandal: Online leak sparks outrage, political earthquake

‘SOS Buzyn’: French health minister sets sights on Paris

IN THE PAPERS – Monday, 17.02.2020: We look at how the French papers are covering the Paris mayoral race, after former health minister Agnès Buzyn said she’ll take the place of Benjamin Griveaux, who quit over a sex tape scandal. We also talk about violence in Cameroon, after multiple attacks in recent days and an ongoing … Read more ‘SOS Buzyn’: French health minister sets sights on Paris

Russian artist who released Macron ally sex tape arrested

France 24 reported that the Russian artist, Piotr Pavlensky, was arrested Saturday 15 February following the release of a sex tap featuring mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux, for which the artist has claimed responsibility. Triggering discussions about privacy, Pavlensky claimed he released the tape to expose hypocrisy from Griveaux, specifically, he said, because the candidate had … Read more Russian artist who released Macron ally sex tape arrested

Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Piotr Pavlensky spent a year in jail for setting the Bank of France on fire in what he called a piece of “performance art” in 2017, and, as France 24 reports, has turned his attentions onto French politicians. The artist published an explicit sex tape featuring Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, who quit the race … Read more Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Sex tape scandal stops Macron’s pick for Paris mayor

France 24 reports on the retirement of Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, after the release of a sex tape online: Benjamin Griveaux will not be standing in next month’s Paris mayoral election. Thre President’s chosen candidate has pulled out, condemning “ignoble attacks” against him, after a sex tape and other images were posted online.Opinion is … Read more Sex tape scandal stops Macron’s pick for Paris mayor

Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race over sex tape allegations

Emmanuel Macron’s candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday with a woman not his wife, in a blow for the French president’s party ahead of March local elections. Griveaux has not denied the images are of him, and says a “new level was reached” with the … Read more Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race over sex tape allegations

Macron’s Paris mayoral candidate quits amid sex tape allegations

France 24 looked at the retirement of Paris Mayoral candidate, Benjamion Griveaux, as part of their IN THE PAPERS feature: IN THE PAPERS – Friday, February 14: We look at scepticism from the Western press over the exact number of coronavirus cases as China continues to opt for a reassuring tone. Also, Antarctica posts record high … Read more Macron’s Paris mayoral candidate quits amid sex tape allegations