EXPLAINED: The very precise rules of French election billboards

EXPLAINED: The very precise rules of French election billboards

Villages, towns and cities across France have suddenly sprouted a number of large temporary metal billboards - but what are they, where did they come from and what happens next?

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election

Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election

French minister: USA unlikely to be a friendly partner whoever wins election

French minister: USA unlikely to be a friendly partner whoever wins election

OPINION: ‘Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st’

OPINION: ‘Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st’

UK election result leaves Britons in France in mourning… but there is a positive side

UK election result leaves Britons in France in mourning… but there is a positive side

Why does France have five unpaid ‘reservist’ MEPs?

Why does France have five unpaid ‘reservist’ MEPs?

British people in France set to join legal action against UK over postal votes

British people in France set to join legal action against UK over postal votes

EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

Macron’s party to react ‘with humility’ to European election polls putting Le Pen in lead

Macron’s party to react ‘with humility’ to European election polls putting Le Pen in lead

Le Pen narrowly tops European election polls in France in blow for Macron

Le Pen narrowly tops European election polls in France in blow for Macron

French far-right leader Le Pen ordered to pay back €300k to European Parliament

French far-right leader Le Pen ordered to pay back €300k to European Parliament

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?
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European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?

How much has the EU done to fight pollution in France?

How much has the EU done to fight pollution in France?

Your vote matters: get your US election ballot in today
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Your vote matters: get your US election ballot in today

A look inside France’s new, younger and less male dominated parliament

A look inside France’s new, younger and less male dominated parliament

Macron wins majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election

Macron wins majority in French parliament but record abstention mars election

Analysis: Desire for change saw the French ready to elect ‘goats, donkeys and hippos’

Analysis: Desire for change saw the French ready to elect ‘goats, donkeys and hippos’

Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

French mayor arrested for clash with right-winger

French mayor arrested for clash with right-winger

In Pictures: Top French politician left unconscious after being confronted by member of public

In Pictures: Top French politician left unconscious after being confronted by member of public

Why Macron’s supremacy could spell problems for both France and the president

Why Macron’s supremacy could spell problems for both France and the president

Why don’t the French care about the vital parliamentary elections?

Why don’t the French care about the vital parliamentary elections?

Le Pen slams election rules after results spell bad news for National Front

Le Pen slams election rules after results spell bad news for National Front

Macron’s party on course for landslide victory in French parliamentary elections

Macron’s party on course for landslide victory in French parliamentary elections

Here’s what you need to know about the French parliamentary elections

Here’s what you need to know about the French parliamentary elections

Four reasons why the French parliamentary elections really matter

Four reasons why the French parliamentary elections really matter

Macron set to hit goal of parliamentary majority after early show of strength

Macron set to hit goal of parliamentary majority after early show of strength

Will Macron face French resistance with reform drive?

Will Macron face French resistance with reform drive?

New opinion polls will cheer Macron in his quest for key parliamentary majority

New opinion polls will cheer Macron in his quest for key parliamentary majority

France to ban MPs from hiring family members as Macron’s government moves to clean up politics

France to ban MPs from hiring family members as Macron’s government moves to clean up politics

Interview: Brexit shock inspired me to join Macron’s revolution

Interview: Brexit shock inspired me to join Macron’s revolution

French prosecutors heap pressure on Macron after opening probe into minister

French prosecutors heap pressure on Macron after opening probe into minister

Second Macron minister comes under scrutiny after ethics claims

Second Macron minister comes under scrutiny after ethics claims

Did France have a secret crisis plan in case Le Pen won the election?

Did France have a secret crisis plan in case Le Pen won the election?

Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

Macron to end suspense by naming first new ‘centrist’ government

Macron to end suspense by naming first new ‘centrist’ government

Macron delays unveiling government to ensure ministers are squeaky clean

Macron delays unveiling government to ensure ministers are squeaky clean

Why does France’s president name a PM and government before June’s crucial elections?

Why does France’s president name a PM and government before June’s crucial elections?

All you need to know about France’s new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

All you need to know about France’s new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

France’s National Front lurches towards crisis despite Le Pen’s 10.6 million votes

France’s National Front lurches towards crisis despite Le Pen’s 10.6 million votes

Macron’s plan to freshen up French politics gets off to a rocky start

Macron’s plan to freshen up French politics gets off to a rocky start

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French ‘revolution’

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French ‘revolution’

French Socialist party opens process to boot out ex-PM Manuel Valls

French Socialist party opens process to boot out ex-PM Manuel Valls

Defeated French Socialist Hamon to launch new leftwing movement

Defeated French Socialist Hamon to launch new leftwing movement

US warned France that Russia was behind Macron hack

US warned France that Russia was behind Macron hack

Hand on heart – Has French politics become too Americanized?

Hand on heart – Has French politics become too Americanized?

Will one of these names be Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister?

Will one of these names be Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister?

Ex-PM Valls bids to join Macron’s revolution… but it’s not clear if he’s wanted

Ex-PM Valls bids to join Macron’s revolution… but it’s not clear if he’s wanted

Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France ‘by decrees’?

Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France ‘by decrees’?

The best clips from the unprecedented behind the scenes look at Macron’s road to victory

The best clips from the unprecedented behind the scenes look at Macron’s road to victory

Macron set for first meeting with US President Trump

Macron set for first meeting with US President Trump

Meet the Macrons: France’s unorthodox new power couple

Meet the Macrons: France’s unorthodox new power couple

Can the new president’s ‘Macronomics’ bring change to France?

Can the new president’s ‘Macronomics’ bring change to France?

Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win

Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win

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IN PICS: Just one day after Emmanuel Macron’s election and Paris holds its first protest

Macron is president, but now he faces a real battle for parliament

Macron is president, but now he faces a real battle for parliament

Marine Le Pen may have lost this time but the French far right is on the move

Marine Le Pen may have lost this time but the French far right is on the move

Is Emmanuel Macron’s win in France really bad news for Brexit?

Is Emmanuel Macron’s win in France really bad news for Brexit?

What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration

What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration

‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

IN NUMBERS: How the French voted (and how they didn’t)

IN NUMBERS: How the French voted (and how they didn’t)

Emmanuel Macron talks Brexit with Theresa May as she calls to congratulate him

Emmanuel Macron talks Brexit with Theresa May as she calls to congratulate him

Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

Marine Le Pen claims ‘massive’ gains but plans party revamp after defeat

Marine Le Pen claims ‘massive’ gains but plans party revamp after defeat

How the French voted: The maps and graphs that tell the story of Macron’s win

How the French voted: The maps and graphs that tell the story of Macron’s win

Joy and relief at the Louvre as Macron tells jubilant supporters: ‘Tonight France won’

Joy and relief at the Louvre as Macron tells jubilant supporters: ‘Tonight France won’

World leaders congratulate France’s new president Emmanuel Macron

World leaders congratulate France’s new president Emmanuel Macron

Analysis: The six big challenges facing France’s new president Emmanuel Macron

Analysis: The six big challenges facing France’s new president Emmanuel Macron

LIVE RESULTS: Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

LIVE RESULTS: Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

French election: Voter turnout well down on previous presidential elections

French election: Voter turnout well down on previous presidential elections

As it happened: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

As it happened: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

French voters go to the polls to decide between Macron and Le Pen

French voters go to the polls to decide between Macron and Le Pen

Why Marine Le Pen was always likely to fail in her quest to match Donald Trump

Why Marine Le Pen was always likely to fail in her quest to match Donald Trump

Emmanuel Macron: The banker who became France’s youngest president

Emmanuel Macron: The banker who became France’s youngest president

Five reasons why Macron is not your typical French President

Five reasons why Macron is not your typical French President

14 standout moments of the historic 2017 French presidential election campaign

14 standout moments of the historic 2017 French presidential election campaign

Are Parisians panicking about the possibility of Le Pen in power?

Are Parisians panicking about the possibility of Le Pen in power?

Greenpeace stage Eiffel Tower demo urging French voters to ‘resist’ Le Pen

Greenpeace stage Eiffel Tower demo urging French voters to ‘resist’ Le Pen

Le Pen jeered on final day of bruising campaign as Macron extends poll lead

Le Pen jeered on final day of bruising campaign as Macron extends poll lead

This is where Emmanuel Macron hopes to celebrate his election win on Sunday night

This is where Emmanuel Macron hopes to celebrate his election win on Sunday night

French election: Nervous Brussels ‘crosses fingers’ for Macron

French election: Nervous Brussels ‘crosses fingers’ for Macron

Disgruntled French voters urged to stay away from polling stations until 5pm

Disgruntled French voters urged to stay away from polling stations until 5pm

VIDEO: Obama backs Macron ‘for the future of France’

VIDEO: Obama backs Macron ‘for the future of France’

Macron launches legal suit after Le Pen repeats ‘Bahamas bank account’ rumours

Macron launches legal suit after Le Pen repeats ‘Bahamas bank account’ rumours

The new French words we learned thanks to Macron and Le Pen’s verbal joust

The new French words we learned thanks to Macron and Le Pen’s verbal joust

French presidential election race enters end game, so what happens now?

French presidential election race enters end game, so what happens now?

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How the unforgiving Twittersphere judged France’s brutal presidential debate

French presidential debate: The top quotes from Macron vs Le Pen

French presidential debate: The top quotes from Macron vs Le Pen

Belligerent Marine Le Pen fails to convince the French she should be president

Belligerent Marine Le Pen fails to convince the French she should be president

Le Pen and Macron trade insult after insult in fiery final French election debate

Le Pen and Macron trade insult after insult in fiery final French election debate

As it happened: Macron and Le Pen repeatedly clash in final French election debate

As it happened: Macron and Le Pen repeatedly clash in final French election debate

French election: Jaded villagers in rural France turn to the far right as election looms

French election: Jaded villagers in rural France turn to the far right as election looms

Could the live TV clash between Macron and Le Pen change the race?

Could the live TV clash between Macron and Le Pen change the race?

What will happen if Marine Le Pen is elected French president?

What will happen if Marine Le Pen is elected French president?

Fillon claims ‘fake jobs’ newspaper report influenced result of France’s election

Fillon claims ‘fake jobs’ newspaper report influenced result of France’s election

Macron vs Le Pen: All you need to know about tonight’s live TV election debate

Macron vs Le Pen: All you need to know about tonight’s live TV election debate

Two-thirds of French far-left supporters won’t vote for Macron

Two-thirds of French far-left supporters won’t vote for Macron

How Emmanuel Macron went from top of the class to president of France

How Emmanuel Macron went from top of the class to president of France

‘What is France?’: How Le Pen and Macron see their country very differently

‘What is France?’: How Le Pen and Macron see their country very differently

What changes in France in May 2017 (apart from the president)

What changes in France in May 2017 (apart from the president)

Marine Le Pen copies speech by Francois Fillon (on purpose)

Marine Le Pen copies speech by Francois Fillon (on purpose)

Macron tells French voters democracy is under threat from ‘anti-France’ Le Pen

Macron tells French voters democracy is under threat from ‘anti-France’ Le Pen

French will ‘buy baguettes in francs’ after Le Pen win: National Front deputy

French will ‘buy baguettes in francs’ after Le Pen win: National Front deputy

French unions blast Le Pen: ‘She does not represent workers’

French unions blast Le Pen: ‘She does not represent workers’

France’s Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away

France’s Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away

Le Pen announces eurosceptic French PM pick, if she wins election

Le Pen announces eurosceptic French PM pick, if she wins election

French media slam Le Pen lockout while Macron bans Russian news sites

French media slam Le Pen lockout while Macron bans Russian news sites

France’s wartime past intrudes into presidential election race

France’s wartime past intrudes into presidential election race

France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

In Pictures: What would Marine Le Pen’s ‘1950’s’ France look like?

In Pictures: What would Marine Le Pen’s ‘1950’s’ France look like?

Acting National Front chief steps down amid accusations of Holocaust denial

Acting National Front chief steps down amid accusations of Holocaust denial

Onlookers abroad titillated by age gap between Macron and his wife

Onlookers abroad titillated by age gap between Macron and his wife

How Le Pen can (mathematically) still beat Macron, according to a French physicist

How Le Pen can (mathematically) still beat Macron, according to a French physicist

Le Pen uses guerrilla tactics to unsettle Macron

Le Pen uses guerrilla tactics to unsettle Macron

Emmanuel Macron finally wakes up in a factory car park in northern France

Emmanuel Macron finally wakes up in a factory car park in northern France

Macron vs Le Pen: A look at whose side everyone is on (and who is on the fence)

Macron vs Le Pen: A look at whose side everyone is on (and who is on the fence)

The Battle of Amiens: Macron jeered by Whirlpool workers after Le Pen’s publicity stunt

The Battle of Amiens: Macron jeered by Whirlpool workers after Le Pen’s publicity stunt

Humiliated Fillon left to face the music and Penelopegate

Humiliated Fillon left to face the music and Penelopegate

Things you didn’t know about Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron

Things you didn’t know about Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron

IN PICTURES: Emmanuel Macron’s romance with France’s new first lady Brigitte Trogneux

IN PICTURES: Emmanuel Macron’s romance with France’s new first lady Brigitte Trogneux

This is how Marine Le Pen could become the next president of France

This is how Marine Le Pen could become the next president of France

Where will Marine Le Pen find the 50 percent of French voters she needs?

Where will Marine Le Pen find the 50 percent of French voters she needs?

Le Pen steps aside as head of National Front in bid to woo more voters

Le Pen steps aside as head of National Front in bid to woo more voters

‘May 7th without me’: Could the second round be hit by mass abstention?

‘May 7th without me’: Could the second round be hit by mass abstention?

Why are the French not marching against Le Pen like in 2002?

Why are the French not marching against Le Pen like in 2002?

The ‘perfect battle’: Le Pen v Macron and their very different visions for France

The ‘perfect battle’: Le Pen v Macron and their very different visions for France

Four key questions about the historic Macron vs Le Pen crunch clash

Four key questions about the historic Macron vs Le Pen crunch clash

The 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn’t get a single vote

The 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn’t get a single vote

Why Emmanuel Macron would be wise not to celebrate prematurely or too lavishly

Why Emmanuel Macron would be wise not to celebrate prematurely or too lavishly

Russia ‘respects’ result of France’s election

Russia ‘respects’ result of France’s election

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests

A deeply divided France: A look at Marine Le Pen’s and Emmanuel Macron’s voters

A deeply divided France: A look at Marine Le Pen’s and Emmanuel Macron’s voters

Macron: The chancer vowing to make French history

Macron: The chancer vowing to make French history

France’s Socialists on the rocks after historic thrashing

France’s Socialists on the rocks after historic thrashing

Analysis: France is now in uncharted territory and the journey is just beginning

Analysis: France is now in uncharted territory and the journey is just beginning

Macron the ‘patriot’ vows to battle threat of nationalist Le Pen

Macron the ‘patriot’ vows to battle threat of nationalist Le Pen

French politicians immediately call on voters to block ‘extremist’ Le Pen

French politicians immediately call on voters to block ‘extremist’ Le Pen

Failure for Fillon: How the one-time hot favourite watched his campaign collapse

Failure for Fillon: How the one-time hot favourite watched his campaign collapse

French election results: Macron will face Le Pen in second round head-to-head

French election results: Macron will face Le Pen in second round head-to-head

Polish workers unfazed by French campaign fury over outsourcing

Polish workers unfazed by French campaign fury over outsourcing

French expatriates vote ahead of knife-edge election

French expatriates vote ahead of knife-edge election

French voters go to the polls with their country and Europe at a crossroads

French voters go to the polls with their country and Europe at a crossroads

France votes in election nailbiter

France votes in election nailbiter

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Join The Local on Sunday for LIVE coverage of the French presidential election

Join The Local on Sunday for LIVE coverage of the French presidential election

Marine Le Pen accused of ‘exploiting’ Champs-Elysées attack

Marine Le Pen accused of ‘exploiting’ Champs-Elysées attack

RESULTS: Full breakdown of how France voted in the first round

RESULTS: Full breakdown of how France voted in the first round

What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

Here’s why millions of French voters want hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon for president

Here’s why millions of French voters want hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon for president

Who will be the next French president: The six scenarios facing France

Who will be the next French president: The six scenarios facing France

Pamela Anderson joins international celeb support for Mélenchon

Pamela Anderson joins international celeb support for Mélenchon

Marine Le Pen goes back to hardline basics in final push before election

Marine Le Pen goes back to hardline basics in final push before election

This is why millions of French voters back Emmanuel Macron for president

This is why millions of French voters back Emmanuel Macron for president

Emmanuel Macron is the winner, but what can a French president actually do?

Emmanuel Macron is the winner, but what can a French president actually do?

French voters explained: How the 47 million will vote (or not)

French voters explained: How the 47 million will vote (or not)

Analysis: No, Marine Le Pen would not be good for Britain’s Brexit hopes

Analysis: No, Marine Le Pen would not be good for Britain’s Brexit hopes

The ‘Islamic’ bar in Paris that became a French election scandal

The ‘Islamic’ bar in Paris that became a French election scandal

Holograms and heightened security at final campaigns of the French election

Holograms and heightened security at final campaigns of the French election

Macron camp gets the jitters just days before French election

Macron camp gets the jitters just days before French election

Was Francois Fillon the target of a foiled election terror plot?

Was Francois Fillon the target of a foiled election terror plot?

The final countdown: Here’s how France’s presidential election will unfold

The final countdown: Here’s how France’s presidential election will unfold

‘Give us France back’: Le Pen delights frenzied crowd in Paris with anti-immigration speech

‘Give us France back’: Le Pen delights frenzied crowd in Paris with anti-immigration speech

Forget the Russians, are Americans meddling to help boost Le Pen’s chances?

Forget the Russians, are Americans meddling to help boost Le Pen’s chances?

Too extreme, too young, too risky: France’s undecided voters feel let down by election candidates

Too extreme, too young, too risky: France’s undecided voters feel let down by election candidates

Here’s what’s happening in the French election campaigns

Here’s what’s happening in the French election campaigns

VIDEO: Despite her efforts, Jewish voters in France still fear Marine Le Pen

VIDEO: Despite her efforts, Jewish voters in France still fear Marine Le Pen

Could half a million French people be tempted to vote twice?

Could half a million French people be tempted to vote twice?

Facebook tackles 30,000 fake accounts in France as election looms

Facebook tackles 30,000 fake accounts in France as election looms

France asks EU parliament to lift Le Pen’s immunity in fake jobs probe

France asks EU parliament to lift Le Pen’s immunity in fake jobs probe

Who are the millions of French voters who could propel Fillon to an unlikely victory?

Who are the millions of French voters who could propel Fillon to an unlikely victory?

Seven ways EU citizens could be given the right to vote in the French election

Seven ways EU citizens could be given the right to vote in the French election

Marine Le Pen’s campaign HQ in Paris hit in ‘attempted arson’

Marine Le Pen’s campaign HQ in Paris hit in ‘attempted arson’

Mélenchon  – the ‘French Fidel Castro’ – comes under attack as his stock continues to rise

Mélenchon – the ‘French Fidel Castro’ – comes under attack as his stock continues to rise

Shouldn’t EU citizens have right to vote in French presidential election?

Shouldn’t EU citizens have right to vote in French presidential election?

OPINION: No matter who wins the election, France will never be the same again

OPINION: No matter who wins the election, France will never be the same again

New book reveals how Macron’s parents tried to stop his love affair with his teacher

New book reveals how Macron’s parents tried to stop his love affair with his teacher

Le Pen will move immediately to close France’s borders if elected

Le Pen will move immediately to close France’s borders if elected

The ‘black scenario’: And what if Marine Le Pen becomes president of France?

The ‘black scenario’: And what if Marine Le Pen becomes president of France?

‘They don’t care about us’: Voters in neglected rural France seethe over big city bias

‘They don’t care about us’: Voters in neglected rural France seethe over big city bias

Five questions (and answers) about France’s surging Mélenchon

Five questions (and answers) about France’s surging Mélenchon

Le Pen compared to her father for her comments on WWII roundup of Jews

Le Pen compared to her father for her comments on WWII roundup of Jews

Official campaign begins for French Presidential election

Official campaign begins for French Presidential election

Le Pen says France not responsible for roundup of Jews in WWII

Le Pen says France not responsible for roundup of Jews in WWII

Why Fillon’s supporters are convinced he can win

Why Fillon’s supporters are convinced he can win

Here’s what happened this weekend in France’s presidential race

Here’s what happened this weekend in France’s presidential race

Does the French presidential election hold one last surprise?

Does the French presidential election hold one last surprise?

Who are the eight million French voters ready to back Emmanuel Macron?

Who are the eight million French voters ready to back Emmanuel Macron?

EU court rejects Le Pen’s bid to get her salary back

EU court rejects Le Pen’s bid to get her salary back

Fillon (and his suit) hit by flour power at campaign rally

Fillon (and his suit) hit by flour power at campaign rally

Meet the angry Ford mechanic who shamed Le Pen and Fillon

Meet the angry Ford mechanic who shamed Le Pen and Fillon

Round two: Who were the winners of France’s presidential debate?

Round two: Who were the winners of France’s presidential debate?

Who were the winners and losers in France’s mega presidential debate?

Who were the winners and losers in France’s mega presidential debate?

The Big Debate: Macron tells Le Pen ‘you tell the same lies your father did’

The Big Debate: Macron tells Le Pen ‘you tell the same lies your father did’

Why France’s Muslim voters are not all panicking about a Le Pen victory

Why France’s Muslim voters are not all panicking about a Le Pen victory

The best quotes from France’s presidential debate

The best quotes from France’s presidential debate

Why embattled Fillon still believes he can be the next president of France

Why embattled Fillon still believes he can be the next president of France

Macron to come under fire from all sides as 11 candidates prepare to face off

Macron to come under fire from all sides as 11 candidates prepare to face off

Fillon ridiculed for saying he can’t save money (despite being on €13,000 a month)

Fillon ridiculed for saying he can’t save money (despite being on €13,000 a month)

Putin, friend or foe? Russia looms over French presidential election

Putin, friend or foe? Russia looms over French presidential election

France’s Macron preaches hope to gritty suburbs

France’s Macron preaches hope to gritty suburbs

OPINION: Please France, don’t make the same mistake we did in the US

OPINION: Please France, don’t make the same mistake we did in the US

‘Emmanuel Hollande’: Struggling Fillon attacks Macron in massive online slur campaign

‘Emmanuel Hollande’: Struggling Fillon attacks Macron in massive online slur campaign

France’s feuding Socialist party left facing the end of the road

France’s feuding Socialist party left facing the end of the road

Why Emmanuel Macron faces a huge problem if he becomes French president

Why Emmanuel Macron faces a huge problem if he becomes French president

Russia ‘actively interfering’ with French elections, warns US senator

Russia ‘actively interfering’ with French elections, warns US senator

Why French Socialist support is giving Macron a major headache

Why French Socialist support is giving Macron a major headache

Macron earns backing from Valls but vows to ‘renew faces’ in French politics

Macron earns backing from Valls but vows to ‘renew faces’ in French politics

Fillon’s wife Penelope charged over fake job scandal

Fillon’s wife Penelope charged over fake job scandal

Hamon talks euro with German heads in Berlin

Hamon talks euro with German heads in Berlin

Fillon scrambles to shift focus as French election nears

Fillon scrambles to shift focus as French election nears

Who to choose in France’s election? 40 percent of voters still not sure

Who to choose in France’s election? 40 percent of voters still not sure

Hollande says his last fight will be against populism

Hollande says his last fight will be against populism

Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow

Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow

Emmanuel Macron gets weighty Socialist backing

Emmanuel Macron gets weighty Socialist backing

Hollande blasts Fillon over ‘untruthful’ claim that secret presidential cell leaked scandals

Hollande blasts Fillon over ‘untruthful’ claim that secret presidential cell leaked scandals

Who is France’s wealthiest presidential candidate?

Who is France’s wealthiest presidential candidate?

Emmanuel Macron is well on course to pull off his ‘crazy gamble’

Emmanuel Macron is well on course to pull off his ‘crazy gamble’

What do French voters want most out of their new president?

What do French voters want most out of their new president?

How stay-away voters could sway the French election

How stay-away voters could sway the French election

Who were the winners and losers of the marathon French presidential debate?

Who were the winners and losers of the marathon French presidential debate?

OPINION: Stop the hysteria, Le Pen won’t win… at least not this year

OPINION: Stop the hysteria, Le Pen won’t win… at least not this year

French election: Macron the likely punchbag as candidates face off on TV

French election: Macron the likely punchbag as candidates face off on TV

Meet the candidates vying to become the next French president

Meet the candidates vying to become the next French president

France’s presidential candidates: The view from abroad

France’s presidential candidates: The view from abroad

France approves 11 candidates for presidential race

France approves 11 candidates for presidential race

Macron hopes meeting with Merkel will boost image as real contender

Macron hopes meeting with Merkel will boost image as real contender

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K

Socialist Hamon reveals plan for France (including state-run fully legal cannabis shops)

Socialist Hamon reveals plan for France (including state-run fully legal cannabis shops)

Why winning the French presidential election could be a poisoned chalice

Why winning the French presidential election could be a poisoned chalice

France’s National Front suspends top official over Holocaust denial

France’s National Front suspends top official over Holocaust denial

French probe opened into Emmanuel Macron’s Las Vegas trip

French probe opened into Emmanuel Macron’s Las Vegas trip

François Fillon charged with several offences linked to ‘fake jobs’ scandal

François Fillon charged with several offences linked to ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Why people in the poor Paris suburbs don’t care about France’s election

Why people in the poor Paris suburbs don’t care about France’s election

Fillon reaffirms his austerity plan for France… or is it a ‘purge’?

Fillon reaffirms his austerity plan for France… or is it a ‘purge’?

Macron urges respect after ‘anti-Semitic’ caricature row

Macron urges respect after ‘anti-Semitic’ caricature row

Meet the ‘other six’ candidates running for France’s presidency

Meet the ‘other six’ candidates running for France’s presidency

How France’s poorest and richest towns see the election very differently

How France’s poorest and richest towns see the election very differently

Swiss bank deems Le Pen ‘biggest risk’ to Europe

Swiss bank deems Le Pen ‘biggest risk’ to Europe

Macron leads Le Pen for first time but his voters are far from sure

Macron leads Le Pen for first time but his voters are far from sure

‘I won’t serve Marine Le Pen’: French ambassador breaks protocol

‘I won’t serve Marine Le Pen’: French ambassador breaks protocol

France’s ‘Pleasure Party’ presidential candidate arrested for ‘transparency’ stunt

France’s ‘Pleasure Party’ presidential candidate arrested for ‘transparency’ stunt

French socialists ‘ready to back Macron’ as he vows to fight for middle classes

French socialists ‘ready to back Macron’ as he vows to fight for middle classes

French tycoon ‘gave Fillon undeclared €50,000 loan’

French tycoon ‘gave Fillon undeclared €50,000 loan’

How the ‘Fillon affair’ has changed the extraordinary French election race

How the ‘Fillon affair’ has changed the extraordinary French election race

Fillon’s hopes boosted as Republicans party pledges ‘unanimous’ support

Fillon’s hopes boosted as Republicans party pledges ‘unanimous’ support

How François Fillon has slowly morphed into Donald Trump

How François Fillon has slowly morphed into Donald Trump

Juppé slams Fillon but says he will NOT run for French presidency

Juppé slams Fillon but says he will NOT run for French presidency

Marine Le Pen really could become president, warns Hollande

Marine Le Pen really could become president, warns Hollande

Defiant Fillon draws thousands for ‘last chance’ Paris rally – but is it too late?

Defiant Fillon draws thousands for ‘last chance’ Paris rally – but is it too late?

Embattled Fillon says ‘no one’ can stop him as Juppé set to break silence

Embattled Fillon says ‘no one’ can stop him as Juppé set to break silence

Fillon to talk politics as his party supporters fade away

Fillon to talk politics as his party supporters fade away

Fillon’s big gamble looks like political suicide as Juppé waits in the wings

Fillon’s big gamble looks like political suicide as Juppé waits in the wings

Fillon’s allies jump sinking ship as calls grow for Juppé to return

Fillon’s allies jump sinking ship as calls grow for Juppé to return

The need-to-know rules of the French presidential election

The need-to-know rules of the French presidential election

What happens now: How France will choose its next president

What happens now: How France will choose its next president

Fillon is down but he’s far from out, this is France remember

Fillon is down but he’s far from out, this is France remember

The Fillon Fight: A timeline of the extraordinary fake jobs scandal

The Fillon Fight: A timeline of the extraordinary fake jobs scandal

‘I will not give in’: Angry Fillon to face charges but won’t quit French presidential race

‘I will not give in’: Angry Fillon to face charges but won’t quit French presidential race

France in suspense after Fillon cancels key campaign event at last minute

France in suspense after Fillon cancels key campaign event at last minute

Battle begins to stop ‘fake news’ from impacting the French presidential election

Battle begins to stop ‘fake news’ from impacting the French presidential election

Finally Macron reveals his plan for France. Here’s what he has in mind

Finally Macron reveals his plan for France. Here’s what he has in mind

It’s an Obama-nation! French voters demand former US president take charge of France

It’s an Obama-nation! French voters demand former US president take charge of France

France in ‘climate of near civil war’, says angry Fillon

France in ‘climate of near civil war’, says angry Fillon

Yes, Marine Le Pen could become French president. Here’s how

Yes, Marine Le Pen could become French president. Here’s how

All the French election language you need to know

All the French election language you need to know

Fed-up farmers await presidential runners at Paris farm expo

Fed-up farmers await presidential runners at Paris farm expo

Le Pen launches Trump-like attack on media as Macron surges in polls

Le Pen launches Trump-like attack on media as Macron surges in polls

Magistrates to probe François Fillon over ‘fake jobs’ in latest French election twist

Magistrates to probe François Fillon over ‘fake jobs’ in latest French election twist

Marine Le Pen refuses to face police grilling in fake jobs probe

Marine Le Pen refuses to face police grilling in fake jobs probe

Macron promises Nordic remedy for France’s economic ills

Macron promises Nordic remedy for France’s economic ills

Socialist Hamon gets new backing as French presidential race heats up

Socialist Hamon gets new backing as French presidential race heats up

Topless woman disrupts Marine Le Pen speech and calls her a ‘pretend feminist’

Topless woman disrupts Marine Le Pen speech and calls her a ‘pretend feminist’

Expect the unexpected: French presidential race now wide open

Expect the unexpected: French presidential race now wide open

How Le Pen’s plan to quit the euro could spell economic disaster for France

How Le Pen’s plan to quit the euro could spell economic disaster for France

Marine Le Pen’s aide charged in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Marine Le Pen’s aide charged in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Why Emmanuel Macron’s chances of becoming French president just went up

Why Emmanuel Macron’s chances of becoming French president just went up

Why French presidential candidates can be compared to fromage

Why French presidential candidates can be compared to fromage

Macron tells French expats in London it’s time to come home

Macron tells French expats in London it’s time to come home

Will a new French film scupper Marine Le Pen’s election hopes?

Will a new French film scupper Marine Le Pen’s election hopes?

‘France is changing’: Macron’s plea to British talent and London’s French expats

‘France is changing’: Macron’s plea to British talent and London’s French expats

All the wacky things you never knew about France’s presidential candidates

All the wacky things you never knew about France’s presidential candidates

Police raid Le Pen’s office over expenses scandal

Police raid Le Pen’s office over expenses scandal

Why Emmanuel Macron is the darling of foreigners in France

Why Emmanuel Macron is the darling of foreigners in France

Protests in France over ‘fake jobs’ and ‘corrupt’ politicians

Protests in France over ‘fake jobs’ and ‘corrupt’ politicians

A look at what a ‘President Emmanuel Macron’ has in store for France

A look at what a ‘President Emmanuel Macron’ has in store for France

‘It’s a lie!’ Le Pen says she never admitted to giving fake job to bodyguard

‘It’s a lie!’ Le Pen says she never admitted to giving fake job to bodyguard

Fillon’s troubles deepen as prosecutor says ‘fake job’ probe won’t be dropped

Fillon’s troubles deepen as prosecutor says ‘fake job’ probe won’t be dropped

‘Stay out of our election’: France sends stern warning to Russia

‘Stay out of our election’: France sends stern warning to Russia

‘Le Pen to build a wall around France’: Algerian newspaper falls for joke news

‘Le Pen to build a wall around France’: Algerian newspaper falls for joke news

Can Russia really derail Emmanuel Macron?

Can Russia really derail Emmanuel Macron?

François Fillon in free fall as party rebels turn the screw

François Fillon in free fall as party rebels turn the screw

‘French first’: This is what a ‘President Marine Le Pen’ has in mind for France

‘French first’: This is what a ‘President Marine Le Pen’ has in mind for France

Penelopegate: Fillon calls for an end to ‘illegal’ probe

Penelopegate: Fillon calls for an end to ‘illegal’ probe

Moving forward: Fillon ‘relaunches’ campaign after expenses scandal

Moving forward: Fillon ‘relaunches’ campaign after expenses scandal

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes

Macron laughs off widespread rumours of sexual affair with French radio boss

Macron laughs off widespread rumours of sexual affair with French radio boss

François Fillon fights back: ‘My wife’s salary was perfectly justified’

François Fillon fights back: ‘My wife’s salary was perfectly justified’

Is François Fillon about to face his moment of truth (and offer some payback)?

Is François Fillon about to face his moment of truth (and offer some payback)?

‘Be inspired by Trump voters’ says Le Pen at campaign launch

‘Be inspired by Trump voters’ says Le Pen at campaign launch

Presidential candidate appears by hologram at French election rally

Presidential candidate appears by hologram at French election rally

France’s Le Pen and Macron rally supporters for presidential campaigns

France’s Le Pen and Macron rally supporters for presidential campaigns

What happens to the French election race if François Fillon falls?

What happens to the French election race if François Fillon falls?

‘I’ve never been his assistant’: New embarrassing video for Penelope Fillon

‘I’ve never been his assistant’: New embarrassing video for Penelope Fillon

The French town that’s fallen for the National Front

The French town that’s fallen for the National Front

Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts

Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts

EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels

EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

From teacher to lover to France’s first lady: Meet ‘Madame Macron’

From teacher to lover to France’s first lady: Meet ‘Madame Macron’

Leftist rebel Hamon easily wins French Socialist primary runoff against former PM Valls

Leftist rebel Hamon easily wins French Socialist primary runoff against former PM Valls

What Benoit Hamon’s victory means for French presidential race

What Benoit Hamon’s victory means for French presidential race

France’s Fillon vows fight ‘to the end’ over wife job scandal

France’s Fillon vows fight ‘to the end’ over wife job scandal

‘My wife has always worked for me’, says under-fire Fillon

‘My wife has always worked for me’, says under-fire Fillon

Marine Le Pen will destroy Europe if she wins in France, says Spain’s PM

Marine Le Pen will destroy Europe if she wins in France, says Spain’s PM

French Socialist’s remedy for France: Work 32 hours a week and tax robots

French Socialist’s remedy for France: Work 32 hours a week and tax robots

France opens probe into claim Fillon paid British wife €500k for ‘fake job’

France opens probe into claim Fillon paid British wife €500k for ‘fake job’

Likely next French president pays wife €500k: So what? This is France

Likely next French president pays wife €500k: So what? This is France

Trump fans ‘go online disguised as French’ to help Le Pen’s election hopes

Trump fans ‘go online disguised as French’ to help Le Pen’s election hopes

Marine Le Pen turned away from migrant camp in France… but Pamela Anderson is welcomed

Marine Le Pen turned away from migrant camp in France… but Pamela Anderson is welcomed

Why Macron is rubbing his hands with glee after Hamon’s victory

Why Macron is rubbing his hands with glee after Hamon’s victory

Benoit Hamon – the ‘French Jeremy Corbyn’ – goes from underdog to Socialist runner

Benoit Hamon – the ‘French Jeremy Corbyn’ – goes from underdog to Socialist runner

Valls to battle surprise package Benoit Hamon to be France’s Socialist presidential candidate

Valls to battle surprise package Benoit Hamon to be France’s Socialist presidential candidate

French Socialists vote for presidential candidate

French Socialists vote for presidential candidate

Macron: Elitist snob or the fresh faced future of French politics?

Macron: Elitist snob or the fresh faced future of French politics?

VIDEO: First a flour bomb, now ex-French PM gets a slap on the campaign trail

VIDEO: First a flour bomb, now ex-French PM gets a slap on the campaign trail

Le Pen says clash with Macron would be a dream

Le Pen says clash with Macron would be a dream

France hits back at Trump’s ‘declaration of war’ on Europe

France hits back at Trump’s ‘declaration of war’ on Europe

Le Pen wants foreigners in France to pay for own health costs for first two years

Le Pen wants foreigners in France to pay for own health costs for first two years

Le Pen follows Trump’s lead by aiming to rule Twitter as she bids to rule France

Le Pen follows Trump’s lead by aiming to rule Twitter as she bids to rule France

Presidential hopeful Valls slammed by rivals over migrant policy

Presidential hopeful Valls slammed by rivals over migrant policy

Le Pen photographed in Trump Tower but was she there to meet Donald?

Le Pen photographed in Trump Tower but was she there to meet Donald?

Beleaguered French Socialists hope to stir interest with first face off

Beleaguered French Socialists hope to stir interest with first face off

French presidential hopeful Macron gives speech in English and Le Pen blows her top

French presidential hopeful Macron gives speech in English and Le Pen blows her top

Britain will not forge links with French far right, says UK ambassador in Paris

Britain will not forge links with French far right, says UK ambassador in Paris

Ex-PM Manuel Valls the next president of France? It’s not looking likely

Ex-PM Manuel Valls the next president of France? It’s not looking likely

Donald Trump’s foreign policies will be good for France, says Marine Le Pen

Donald Trump’s foreign policies will be good for France, says Marine Le Pen

Fillon to keep pushing Christian faith as election looms

Fillon to keep pushing Christian faith as election looms

France probes Le Pens over suspected fraud

France probes Le Pens over suspected fraud

Top French paper dumps political polls as election nears

Top French paper dumps political polls as election nears

France’s far-right irate over ‘Le Pen’ character in new film

France’s far-right irate over ‘Le Pen’ character in new film

French unemployment falls for third month in a row

French unemployment falls for third month in a row

National Front cries foul over French banks’ refusal to loan Le Pen money

National Front cries foul over French banks’ refusal to loan Le Pen money

VIDEO: Ex-French PM Manuel Valls gets flour bombed by protester

VIDEO: Ex-French PM Manuel Valls gets flour bombed by protester

France’s farmers ‘left behind’ as election nears

France’s farmers ‘left behind’ as election nears

Le Pen wants to end free education for children of ‘illegal immigrants’

Le Pen wants to end free education for children of ‘illegal immigrants’

‘People are lost’: Voters in France’s ‘Trumplands’ look to far right

‘People are lost’: Voters in France’s ‘Trumplands’ look to far right

OPINION: ‘France is facing an emergency, the next election is decisive’

OPINION: ‘France is facing an emergency, the next election is decisive’

France’s man for fighting terrorism becomes new Prime Minister

France’s man for fighting terrorism becomes new Prime Minister

Manuel Valls faces uphill battle to be France’s next boss

Manuel Valls faces uphill battle to be France’s next boss

French PM Valls officially announces he wants to be next president

French PM Valls officially announces he wants to be next president

Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

How Hollande went from ‘Mr Normal’ to ‘Mr Most Unpopular’

How Hollande went from ‘Mr Normal’ to ‘Mr Most Unpopular’

Hollande to announce live on TV whether or not he will run again

Hollande to announce live on TV whether or not he will run again

How one French town shifted unabashed to Marine Le Pen

How one French town shifted unabashed to Marine Le Pen

Does France really need some Thatcherism à la Fillon?

Does France really need some Thatcherism à la Fillon?

Divided French left plays down presidential feud

Divided French left plays down presidential feud

Russia hails Francois Fillon (as a worried Germany looks on)

Russia hails Francois Fillon (as a worried Germany looks on)

Take a closer look at François Fillon’s manor in rural France

Take a closer look at François Fillon’s manor in rural France

Is he certain to win? Three questions after Fillon’s victory

Is he certain to win? Three questions after Fillon’s victory

Victory for hardline Fillon is not all bad news for Le Pen

Victory for hardline Fillon is not all bad news for Le Pen

Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman who was at the centre of a political scandal in France?

Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman who was at the centre of a political scandal in France?

Nine things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’

Nine things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

Maverick Montebourg enters French presidential race

Maverick Montebourg enters French presidential race

Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
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Five things Americans should know about voting abroad

France’s far-right battles for historic election win

France’s far-right battles for historic election win

Most French keen to see UK stay in the EU

Most French keen to see UK stay in the EU

French far right makes it a triple election triumph

French far right makes it a triple election triumph

Five things to know: French Senate elections

Five things to know: French Senate elections

‘French democracy is in danger’: Protesters

‘French democracy is in danger’: Protesters

Euro Elections: Ten key figures you need to know

Euro Elections: Ten key figures you need to know

UK councils to keep ties with far-right twin towns

UK councils to keep ties with far-right twin towns

New French PM Valls faces ‘moment of truth’

New French PM Valls faces ‘moment of truth’

First female mayor of Paris takes office

First female mayor of Paris takes office

US election countdown: six reasons to get your absentee ballot now
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US election countdown: six reasons to get your absentee ballot now

And yet another Hollande reform goes up in smoke

And yet another Hollande reform goes up in smoke

Avignon festival ‘to be moved’ if far right win

Avignon festival ‘to be moved’ if far right win

Here’s what Hidalgo says she’ll do for Paris

Here’s what Hidalgo says she’ll do for Paris

Le Pen moots joint campaign with Wilders

Le Pen moots joint campaign with Wilders

Top ten: Worst moments in Hollande’s first year

Top ten: Worst moments in Hollande’s first year

Will France’s 75 percent tax be cut down to size?

Will France’s 75 percent tax be cut down to size?

France urges Italy to form strong government

France urges Italy to form strong government

French government coy on new super tax

French government coy on new super tax

French PM denies plan to ditch 75 percent tax

French PM denies plan to ditch 75 percent tax

French government ‘to ditch’ 75 percent top tax

French government ‘to ditch’ 75 percent top tax

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Socialists pummelled in French byelections

Hollande and Obama vow fresh start to relationship

Hollande and Obama vow fresh start to relationship

Iconic Paris bar aims to pick between Obama and Romney

Iconic Paris bar aims to pick between Obama and Romney

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Sarkozy caught hiding watch from ‘pickpokets’ at rally

French restaurant pegs meal price to election result

French restaurant pegs meal price to election result

Papers argue over Hollande and Sarkozy’s economic policies as election nears

Papers argue over Hollande and Sarkozy’s economic policies as election nears

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‘Turtle and hare’ in race for French presidency

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Strauss-Kahn trouble fails to boost Sarkozy

Aubry makes French presidency bid official

Aubry makes French presidency bid official

Aubry hits back over gay, alcoholism rumours

Aubry hits back over gay, alcoholism rumours

French left picks Hollande for president

French left picks Hollande for president

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Furious Turks lobby France over genocide law

Marine Le Pen: ‘I may not be able to run’

Marine Le Pen: ‘I may not be able to run’

Fillon: scrap halal and kosher slaughter

Fillon: scrap halal and kosher slaughter

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

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Sarkozy rallies troops for final election battle

Sarkozy ‘fatalistic’ as election approaches

Sarkozy ‘fatalistic’ as election approaches

Hollande still favourite as election day nears

Hollande still favourite as election day nears

Sarkozy in last minute dash to woo voters

Sarkozy in last minute dash to woo voters

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Far-right scores big as Hollande wins first round

French Mosques accused of backing Hollande

French Mosques accused of backing Hollande

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Sarkozy sorry over ‘rottweiler’ jibe

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Sarkozy prepares for make-or-break TV debate

Sarkozy calls Hollande ‘liar’ in bitter TV debate

Sarkozy calls Hollande ‘liar’ in bitter TV debate

This is why millions of French people vote Marine Le Pen for president

This is why millions of French people vote Marine Le Pen for president