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.
The killing of a policeman in a terror attack has heightened tensions as France chooses its next president.
Europe has had a number of important elections over the past year, but for the EU none is as significant – or as potentially grave – as France's upcoming presidential election.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
A candidate's perceived Islamophobia may influence a French Muslim's vote, but the impact of religious faith on political choice should not be overstated.