Front National leader Marine Le Pen in the town of Raismes during the 2015 regional elections in Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie.
Older white voters have long made up the core of the FN’s support, but Marine Le Pen claims that its now the party of choice for twentysomethings. It’s a claim worth investigating.
Towards a France unbowed.
Mélenchon is making a strong bid for the Élysée Palace.
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.
French voters go to the polls for the first round of election on April 23.
Their policies on Syria, Russia, terrorism and the European Union.
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.
It is still difficult to predict who will be the next French president.
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.
Online backers are looking to Trump’s success as a preview of Le Pen’s candidacy.
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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.
Le Pen chooses her words carefully.
Politicians like Marine Le Pen are seeking to change the meaning of the very words we use for political gain.
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?
Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
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…
Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
The four main candidates.
Just a month after moving into the Élysée Palace, the new president will face the country's parliamentary elections.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
Roll out the candidates.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
Protesters in New York ahead of inauguration.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.