Jacques Chirac (here in 2005) was a defining figure in French politics after May 1968.
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A look back at the distinguished career of the former president, an ardent defender of France's place in the world.
Social democratic parties across the continent are struggling for different reasons. They can learn from each other to bounce back.
An electoral poster of Emmanuel Macron, France’s centre-left presidential candidate, calling for unity.
France's two presidential candidates diverge markedly on many issues, but nothing is as divisive as France's relationship with the EU.
Benôit Hamon casts his vote in Trappes, France on April 23.
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With just 6% of the vote, the French socialist party of outgoing president François Hollande came a distant fifth in the French election.
The four main candidates.
Just a month after moving into the Élysée Palace, the new president will face the country's parliamentary elections.
Man of the moment or yesterday’s news?
He ran the show at COP21 but the man who once became France's youngest Prime Minister is not what the country needs in 2017.
Going down together?
In late February 2014, it was discovered that Nicolas Sarkozy’s close aide during his presidency, Patrick Buisson, had secretly recorded hundreds of hours of conversations with the then-president and others…
French President Nicolas Sarkozy should be worried about the upcoming elections.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a tight fight on his hands. He’ll be taking on the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande in the elections next year. And he could struggle to get a second term. Four…