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.
With just 6% of the vote, the French socialist party of outgoing president François Hollande came a distant fifth in the French election.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
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.
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?
The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
Victory seems a distant prospect, but the latest polling suggests the ruling socialist party might not be quite out for the count.