The most popular president of the Fifth Republic actually achieved alarmingly little during his tenure.
The embattled president must use this moment to end centuries of ambiguity over the place of Jews in French society.
The winter woes facing the French president and British prime minister are surprisingly similar.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
The French president's exciting new philosophy is to be neither right or left. In practice, that really just means reinforcing the status quo.
France has been living under a a state of emergency for nearly two years. The president now wants to make some of its most controversial elements permanent law.
Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon period as French president is over.
Macron's portrait and taste in literature are full of political symbols to be sussed.
A huge number of new politicians have joined the National Assembly after the 2017 election.
Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.
The new French president has announced a cabinet with members from the left, right and greens.
Despite being widely tipped as the next leader of the Front National, the young deputy is dropping out.
The self-confessed europhile will need to respond to concerns about the EU if he is to succeed as French president.
Never before in French presidential elections have commentators and pundits expressed alarming concern about the size of the blank voting.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron's plan to reform the eurozone if elected is easier made than implemented.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism in one way or the other during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.