On your marks.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron went head-to-head in the final debate before the second round of voting on May 7.
Supporters of Marine Le Pen campaigning in southern France ahead of the second round of the presidential election.
France seems more divided than ever going into the run-off vote between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.
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When Jean-Marie Le Pen made it to the second round in 2002, France was in a very different mood.
Marine Le Pen has pledged to take France out of the eurozone.
The prospect of a Marine Le Pen victory has financial markets spooked. For good reason.
Benôit Hamon casts his vote in Trappes, France on April 23.
Julien de Rosa/EPA
With just 6% of the vote, the French socialist party of outgoing president François Hollande came a distant fifth in the French election.
First-round winners: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
AP/Christophe Ena (Macron)/Michel Spingler (Le Pen)
Marine Le Pen of the far right National Front and independent Emmanuel Macron advance to the runoff on May 7.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have advanced to the second round in the 2017 French presidential.
Le Pen and Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
The Champs-Élysées was shut after a terrorist attack on April 20.
The killing of a policeman in a terror attack has heightened tensions as France chooses its next president.
A road sign marks the start of the Elysee street near the Elysee Palace, the French President’s official residence, in Paris.
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.
Vladimir Putin, here with French President Francois Hollande, has big plans for Europe.
Kremlin Press Office
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with "pro-Russian" forces in the West. In France's upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Giant figures of (from left) Macron, Fillon and Le Pen.
Should French children be taught about the 'positive aspects' of colonialism? What the presidential candidates say.
A candidate's perceived Islamophobia may influence a French Muslim's vote, but the impact of religious faith on political choice should not be overstated.
Campaign posters of the 11 candidates in the French election. Left, right and centre can seem pretty blurred in 2017 France.
As France heads to the polls ton April 23, citizens seem more confused than ever about just what is "left" and what is "right".
Popular candidates for the 2017 presidential election (from left): Fillon, Macron, Melenchon, Le Pen and Hamon get ready to debate on March 20, 2017.
Get up to speed before the first round of voting on April 23.
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'.
The four main candidates.
Just a month after moving into the Élysée Palace, the new president will face the country's parliamentary elections.
Roll out the candidates.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.