Marine Le Pen’s National Front “unanimously reaffirmed” its commitment to the sovereignty of France “as the fundamental objective” of its political agenda.
Macron’s efforts to enact his ambitious reform agenda amidst a budget deficit with a restive populace will be his legislature’s Rorschach test.
Macron’s party is expected to win as many as 75-80% of seats in the lower house of parliament.
With many French politicians preferring that it remain part of France, Macron’s handling of the referendum process and its outcome remains to be seen.
Macron’s En Marche has no parliamentary representation yet and will seek to get as many seats as possible to push through legislative reforms with ease.
Le Pen’s defeat in the presidential election against centrist Macron has triggered a rare public display of disagreement at the top of the far-right party.
France’s president-elect made his name in the global arena, and has a diplomatic bent. Revitalising French foreign policy may well be among his early successes.
A poll found that even his supporters were less convinced by him than Le Pen’s supporters and many voted for him because he is the lesser of two evils.
An Auschwitz survivor and activists gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower on May 8 to celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory. The day is also commemorated as the end of the Second World War in France.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was expelled from the party in 2015 feels that the real need was to speak to France about demographic problems and mass immigration.
Paris: Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union, early projections showed. The centrist’s emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, […]
Midday turnout figures said 28.23% of voters had turned out so far, the second lowest at this stage of the day, while polls predict a final turnout of 75%.
Opinion polls show centrist Emmanuel Macron, who wants to bridge the left-right divide, leaving far-right candidate Le Pen far behind in the runoff round.
Sunday’s election is seen as the most important in France for decades, with both candidates having opposed views on Europe and France’s place in the world.
Given Marine Le Pen’s stand on minorities, it is clear Emmanuel Macron will likely get the Sikh vote when France goes to polls on May 7.
David Rachline, Le Pen’s campaign director, named seven administrative districts in which pre-election information packages bearing Le Pen’s name were torn.
The presidential election commission told the media to be cautious about publishing details of the leaked emails as it could lead to criminal charges.
Abstention and blank votes in the final round may tilt the balance in favour of right-wing leader Marine Le Pen.
For Le Pen, the debate was a last major chance to persuade voters of the merits of her programme, but 63% of viewers found Macron more convincing than her.
It all comes down to how many people abstain.
Migration and asylum issues have come to epitomise France’s political tensions and to reflect the critical decisions that will face its next president.
Le Pen hopes to channel the same nationalist, anti-establishment sentiment that propelled Trump to the White House and is moving Britain to leave the EU.
Dupont-Aignan struck a deal with Le Pen and her future government although polls predict a loss for her in the May 7 runoff with centrist Emmanuel Macron.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack against politicians who failed to endorse him against far-right rival Le Pen.
Once immunity is lifted , Le Pen, who is strongly anti-EU, will be investigated for allegedly misusing EU funds to pay for National Front party assistants.
Should France apologise for committing war-time atrocities?
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism somehow during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
A poll suggested that some 52% of the far-left Melenchon supporters would back Macron in the run-off, 36% would abstain and only 12% would vote for Le Pen.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
Centrist, party-less, with a political movement that is just about a year old, Emmanuel Macron is on the brink of becoming France’s youngest-ever president. Sunday’s first round saw him emerge as one of the two frontrunners with 23.9% of the vote against the extreme right candidate Marine Le […]
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
Post the first round, France will decide between far-right candidate Le Len and centrist Macron in the second round of elections on May 7.
Emmanuel Macron needs to win the second round with a decisive majority to enlist popular figures from established parties in the parliamentary election in June to help push through his reform plans.
If Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency, as polls predict, it could open the door to more ambitious reforms of the French economy and an elusive compromise with Germany on overhauling the troubled euro zone.
What If Marine Le Pen Won the French Election? These Graphic Novels Decode a Possible Far-Right Future
In the French graphic-novel series ‘La Présidente’ the authors imagine what might happen if Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election.
as France votes on Sunday here is a timeline of the main events that have seen veteran politicians drop out of the election race one after the other.
The outcome will be anxiously monitored around the world as a sign of whether the populist tide that saw the Brexit and Trump’s election is still rising.
With candidates from the extreme right and the socialist left in the fray, there are no clear indications who has the edge
Europe has had a number of important elections over the past year, but for the EU none is as significant – or as potentially grave – as France’s upcoming presidential election.