France's two presidential candidates diverge markedly on many issues, but nothing is as divisive as France's relationship with the EU.
The French must choose between two visions – one from Macron that looks externally to EU partners in trade and security, or one from Le Pen that closes France's borders and yearns for a 'Frexit'.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron went head-to-head in the final debate before the second round of voting on May 7.
France seems more divided than ever going into the run-off vote between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
A new survey of French voters reveals a divide that predicts support for Le Pen. This same characteristic also explains Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
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.
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.
The official campaign to find the next president has begun. Are the cracks beginning to show already?
In France, a president has no real power without a parliamentary majority. And Macron doesn't even have a party.