Many French voters seems willing to give the new president and his party, La République en Marche, a broad mandate, even if they didn't initially support him.
Both attack the status-quo, but for entirely different reasons.
Never before in French presidential elections have commentators and pundits expressed alarming concern about the size of the blank voting.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism in one way or the other during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
The first round of the presidential election has left French citizens and politicians divided – and the top candidates' four-way split doesn't favour governance of the country.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
François Hollande promised to make France’s youth a priority, but was a disappointment to them. While current candidates often showcase young supporters, will they have a voice after the election?
Mélenchon is making a strong bid for the Élysée Palace.
Their policies on Syria, Russia, terrorism and the European Union.
Get up to speed before the first round of voting on April 23.
Behind the judicial turmoils of some of the candidates, it is becoming increasingly clear that the French presidential campaign is about two significantly opposed visions of the future.