Frontrunner for the first round: Marine Le Pen.
France's Front National party has tried to distance itself from anti-Semitism – with limited success.
The official campaign to find the next president has begun. Are the cracks beginning to show already?
Protest against the law “El Khomri” in Paris, 2016.
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Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
Parisians gather at the Bataclan nightclub on November 13, 2016, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of terror attacks that took 130 lives across Paris.
Colleen Murrell speaks to The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about living in and reporting from Paris in the wake of a wave of terror attacks in the last two years.
Under threat? A tough call for PSA.
The takeover of GM's European brands has historic parallels – and implications for both Europe and the US.
He’s got the cheese selection, but no party.
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In France, a president has no real power without a parliamentary majority. And Macron doesn't even have a party.
Members of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s team have accused Russia of hacking the campaign.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
And for my next trick…
When the presidential candidate pulled out of an important photo opportunity, everyone thought he was quitting the race.
Still a bit of a mystery, but an appealing one.
He's got Le Pen rattled at an important phase in the election campaign, even without a manifesto.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
Macron’s stumble on colonialism.
The presidential candidate stoked anger on the right by calling French colonialism a 'crime against humanity'.
Anger pits young people against police following an accusation of police brutality.
An officer is under investigation for rape, a young man is in hospital, and people want answers.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement.
Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.
Though sharing with Fifty Shades the overall themes of sexual domination and submission, Story of O remains a work of substantial literary merit.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
This universal symbol of love has proven remarkably divisive.
Violent history of French Guiana could be one of the factors that explains today’s high criminality in the region. Prison of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni , 2009.
Violence is on the rise in French Guiana. To understand this phenomenon, scholars delve into the often tragic history of the region.
Roll out the candidates.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
The former PM stands accused of employing his wife for years without bothering to mention it to voters.