When Jean-Marie Le Pen made it to the second round in 2002, France was in a very different mood.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
It might look like an odd move, but quitting your party in the middle of a presidential election plays into a particular myth that might appeal to voters.
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.
The prospect of a Marine Le Pen victory has financial markets spooked. For good reason.
Marine Le Pen of the far right National Front and independent Emmanuel Macron advance to the runoff on May 7.
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.
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?
The killing of a policeman in a terror attack has heightened tensions as France chooses its next president.
In the French graphic-novel series La Présidente, François Durpaire, Laurent Muller and Farid Boudjellal imagine what might happen if Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election.
Mélenchon is making a strong bid for the Élysée Palace.
Should French children be taught about the 'positive aspects' of colonialism? What the presidential candidates say.
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.
Some of the same people who played significant roles in a key pro-Trump subreddit are sharing their experience with their French counterparts backing Marine Le Pen.
Politicians like Marine Le Pen are seeking to change the meaning of the very words we use for political gain.
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?