Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast.
France's new president is just 39-years-old and started his own political movement barely a year ago. So how did he do it?
Never before in French presidential elections have commentators and pundits expressed alarming concern about the size of the blank voting.
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.
It all comes down to how many people abstain.
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.
A recent French-Australian roundtable on sustainability identified a range of ways our societies can be greener, from smart solar panels to urban road congestion tolls.
When Jean-Marie Le Pen made it to the second round in 2002, France was in a very different mood.
Should France apologise for committing war-time atrocities?
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
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.
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.
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.
Mélenchon is making a strong bid for the Élysée Palace.