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#Bonjour to 26! 🐯Working to start a new project in my new year, with the fabulous journo-in-crime @cosima_gill! #politicsontour to be continued with cool stuff.

#24hrMarch 23/24 Sunday's @washingtonpost edition. Debrief no. 2 #womensmarch making the #frontpage. #politicsontour

Visiting the Folketing (Danish parliament) Copenhagen! #copenhagen #folketing #politicsontour

Not bad views from the flat #Marbella #PoliticsOnTour #Sun #Holiday #CheersEm

Last of the #24hrMarch series: 24/24. It's too bad I couldn't keep track of the events realtime, but it was a story for sure. #politicsontour #womensmarch (My spontaneous trip continues: I arrived in #Boston late last night!)

Another recap: 23/#cavalafrance. We came across this snazzy shop window at one of Donzy's hairdressers. In their first free weekend, some of the former-candidates might want to take their time for a long bath... but for #lepen and #macron, their renewed #presidential #campaign won't allow for much more than a quick 'shampooing'. #presidentielles2017 #politicsontour #frenchelections #hairgoals #hairdresser #windowshopping

"After my election, I will not forget about the commitments I've made during the campaign like the other politicians. I will realize them, one by one. It's my 'démocratie de contrôle", said Marine #LePen. The 144 Engagements presented this weekend will provide a clear plan, she says.
Audience at the end of her speech (pictured here #FrenchFacts 18): "On va gagner, on va gagner." #politicsontour #elections #electionsprésidentielles

#24hrMarch 21/24 [Sunday 11.40] Debrief. #CNN #broadcast as seen at DC #unionstation #politicsontour

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Visiting the Folketing (Danish parliament) Copenhagen! #copenhagen #folketing #politicsontour

One week from today, the French cast their vote in the #Macron/#LePen run-off. And one week ago, @cosima_gill and I took our journo-road trip through France to find out what people are expecting, what they need from politics and what their hopes are for the #future.
Everyone we spoke to was willing to talk back to us, about politics and politicians - even those who were let down and frustrated. Even those voters who told us they were undecided. And even those citizens who said they would abstain from voting for anyone at all.
That's an important conclusion the two of us arrived at after our trip. We also noted that when asked about their one big wish/hope for France (as stated in black on these signs, in German for @rtlaktuell), their answers were based on the big values. Peace and peace of mind, change, growth. The kind of wish people also hold for themselves, personally.
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#politicsontour #politics #presidentielles2017 #frenchelections #France #wish #peoplepower #voters #france #democracy

Another recap: 23/#cavalafrance. We came across this snazzy shop window at one of Donzy's hairdressers. In their first free weekend, some of the former-candidates might want to take their time for a long bath... but for #lepen and #macron, their renewed #presidential #campaign won't allow for much more than a quick 'shampooing'. #presidentielles2017 #politicsontour #frenchelections #hairgoals #hairdresser #windowshopping

Recap from Angoulême, the #comic capital city. Sometimes artists can say/do more than #journalists: "La Présidente". 21/#cavalafrance
#politicsontour #graphicnovel #presidentielles2017 #frenchelections

20/#cavalafrance We're with the band! We met the French #folkmetal group Stille Volk in our hotel this morning to ask them how they feel about the #frenchelections #presidentielles2017 and about #politics in general. Their wishes for #france🇫🇷: "Être vrais" (truthfulness/honesty) and "Penser" (think more).
#onassignment #reportersontour #politicsontour #ontheroad #surlaroute #parkinglot #bandmembers w/@cosima_gill.

17/#cavalafrance Two ladies catching up on life, work and kids over drinks in Ville St Yieirix. And politics: "#Fillon a déclaré..." -- "Non mais, Fillon, what's he got left to declare? You must be reading an old article off of your phone." #politicsontour #campaign #presidentielles2017 #elections #voters #lafrance #democracy #undecided #womencaptured #viequotidienne

These are Macron supporters the couple met on their roadtrip in France. The couple supports Macron because he wants to strengthen the European Union and because he fights for equal opportunities. #cavalafrance #vote #presidentielles2017 #france #roadtrip #instatravel #journalism #politicsontour #reporter #reporting #macron #bus #potd #smile #motivation #europeanunion #traveleurope with @lisadupuyreports

16/#cavalafrance The Macron-campaigners have one more day to distribute flyers and talk to the electorate. Friday at midnight, all forms of political campaigning must be ceased. On their drive back to Paris, they will even have to cover the slogans and pictures on the side of the van. - Pictured further: sweaters worn by initiators Violaine (27) and Matthieu (28).
#politicsontour #campaign #EnMarche #Macron #youngvoices #roadtrip #lafrance

15/#cavalafrance The idea for the campaign-on-wheels originated with 4 young French students -- they live in New York and were rudely awakened by the election of #Trump. "We definitely wanted to become more engaged with politics back in our homecountry." #frenchelections2017 #presidentielles2017 #lafrance #politicsontour #EnMarche #campaign #roadtrip

Four young supporters of Macron went on a roadtrip to villages in France where the Front National has a strong support. They hope that they were able to convince some voters to vote for En Marche! the movement from Macron. if you want to see our instagram story check out @rtlaktuell #cavalafrance #presidentielles2017 #politicsontour #france #roadtrip #france #elections #instatravel

14/#cavalafrance An afternoon spent with fellow roadtrippers: a team of volunteer campaigners for #EnMarche. They have been crossing the country since February, visiting towns and villages with fewer than 20.000 inhabitants and mostly in rural areas. "To understand why people are driven to vote #FrontNational and to campaign for Emmanuel #Macron and his movement." We met them in St Yrieix la Perche, a picturesque village many more kilometers to the south than we'd figured. When we caught up with them, the volunteers had just done their first tour of the town, talking a little with business owners. Valentin, pictured left: "Entrepeneurs tend to be quite interested in Macrons plans for the economy." #politicsontour #lafrance #tourdefrance #frenchelections2017 #presidentielles2017 with @cosima_gill @rtlaktuell

13/#cavalafrance À plus tard Donzy! With 11 candidates the French electorate have plenty of choice. It makes predicting the result tricky (even for the first round). We heard many people say that in these #presidentielles2017, traditional left/right politics has been 'broken'. #frenchelections #lafrance #campaign #politicsontour #democracy #affiche #youcantalwaysgetwhatyouwant

12/#cavalafrance
Beer & talk sustain journos. Like tonight in Donzy. Three patrons in this tabac-presse-bar will vote #FN. Because they think the established politics has long ignored more rural parts of the country, because they want to have more domestic power vs the #EU and because "social policies [eg for immigrants] are great but can only take us so far." Can they predict the nation-wide outcome based on the sentiments in their town? With the abstaining voters and those who are undecided, the elections are more confused than ever. "And those traditional parties, the left, the right -- that doesn't mean anything anymore." #presidentielles2017 #frenchelections #bar #politicsontour #reportersontour #onassignment #talkingpolitics
On the screen: the start of the #monacodortmund #championsleague game. #broodenspelen

In this bar three out of four guests want to vote for Marine Le Pen, but we also met many voters in Donzy who are still undecided. They say this year it is more complicated to say who is going to win because traditional parties such as the conservative party and the socialist party don't have a strong support anymore. Many want to decide on sunday whom they are going to support #cavalafrance #reporting #donzy #roadtrip #potd #elections #france #whowillwin #wednesday #bartalk #politics #presidentielles2017 #reportersontour #politicsontour with @lisadupuyreports

10/#cavalafrance The Donziains don't have better answers for the phenomenon of this 'village mirroir' than the journalists do -- Donzy is a popular destination ahead of the #presidentielles2017 for pundits and reporters. Pharmacist Hervé Salavert is still undecided on his vote. "In fact here in Donzy we have about the same amount of undecided voters as the national percentage: 30%. Maybe those people are all swung the same way in a tendency that mirrors the national sentiments?" While all the while the population is not a complete reflection or representation of the age groups, ethnicities, religions or occupations of the full French electorate. And still, this coincidence keeps on occurring... We (@cosima_gill) interviewed Hervé in his office. On his desk, snuck between medical bills and recipes: a pile of varying party programmes.
#politicsontour #lafrance #travelgram #interview #onassignment #mobilejournalism #tourdefrance #roadtovote

9/#cavalafrance
Third big stop for @cosima_gill and I on our #frenchelections #roadtrip is #Donzy: a city in the middle of France, which has voted the exact outcome (to percentiles sometimes!) of the national final election results in their first round.
What's the secret of this rural town, pop. 1640? #politicsontour #roadtrip #lafrance #travelgram

8/#cavalafrance.
Quentin and Nicolas have walked to the outskirts of the village to distribute the #FrontNational party programme leaflets in Cottenchy. "In these final days before the elections, everything counts", said Nicolas. Plus, said Morgan (not pictured), the youth campaigners like doing the work: "The political party to us, it's like a second family." #frenchelections #françaisesfrançais #politicsontour #elections

Recap 7/#cavalafrance for yesterday night: We spent a good 2 hours with Nicolas, Morgan and Quentin, all under 25, who run the youth campaign for #Frontnational in the #Amiens region. They do house calls and distribute the party programs. As the evening fell over the charming village of Cottenchy, we walked up and down the streets as they disposed the leaflets in mailboxes.
Why vote #marinelepen? Morgan (23): "She will make sure that our choices will be put in action. Now with the #EU, we can't decide what we want for ourselves - our liberties, our security - and she will make sure that we can." #frexit #presidentielles2017 #frenchelections #europeanunion #politicsontour #electioncampaign
#aboutlastnight #roadtovote with @cosima_gill

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