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Macron battles French left in tight parliament election
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Macron battles French left in tight parliament election

Updated Jun 19th 2022, 3:10 PM 15,040 Views 7 Comments

Polling projections show that Macron’s party will be the largest, but may fall short of an overall majority.

French election: Exit poll projects Emmanuel Macron to win presidential runoff with 58.2% of vote
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French election: Exit poll projects Emmanuel Macron to win presidential runoff with 58.2% of vote

Apr 24th 2022, 7:04 PM 41,760 Views 72 Comments

Polls have closed in France after a run-off between the incumbent president and his populist opponent.

France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen
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France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 12:17 PM 22,056 Views 32 Comments

Analysts have warned that blank votes or abstentions could be crucial in this election.

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
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Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:35 AM 19,008 Views 25 Comments

Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.

Crunch time for Macron and Le Pen ahead of presidential vote
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Crunch time for Macron and Le Pen ahead of presidential vote

Apr 22nd 2022, 9:14 PM 8,971 Views 8 Comments

Both candidates fired off attacks in interviews today before last-minute walkabouts and rallies.

Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate
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Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 7:30 AM 38,534 Views 43 Comments

Macron was deemed the winner of the 2.5 hour debate in an opinion poll.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused of misusing public funds
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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused of misusing public funds

Apr 18th 2022, 3:52 PM 39,581 Views 46 Comments

It is not the first time Le Pen and her party were accused of misusing EU funds.

Quiz: How much do you know about French presidents?
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Quiz: How much do you know about French presidents?

Apr 9th 2022, 10:00 PM 30,023 Views 23 Comments

Fièvre électorale.

Macron sweeps to victory in parliamentary election (but falls short of landslide)
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Macron sweeps to victory in parliamentary election (but falls short of landslide)

Jun 19th 2017, 7:26 AM 8,273 Views 9 Comments

Marine Le Pen’s National Front, meanwhile, had a disappointing result.

French elections: Macron on the way to overwhelming majority
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French elections: Macron on the way to overwhelming majority

Jun 11th 2017, 5:29 PM 31,282 Views 44 Comments

Macron has enjoyed a smooth start in the five weeks since he beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Édouard Philippe: France's little-known new prime minister
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Édouard Philippe: France's little-known new prime minister

May 15th 2017, 3:02 PM 13,503 Views 7 Comments

One anonymous insider described Philippe as “intelligent, lively and at times a bit crazy”.

The 4 big challenges Emmanuel Macron will face as president
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The 4 big challenges Emmanuel Macron will face as president

May 13th 2017, 9:30 PM 13,002 Views 46 Comments

After defeating the far-right, the fight is just beginning for France’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte.

From Donald Trump to Michael D Higgins, there are lots of congrats for Emmanuel Macron today
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From Donald Trump to Michael D Higgins, there are lots of congrats for Emmanuel Macron today

May 8th 2017, 7:26 AM 13,561 Views 45 Comments

Macron handsomely won the French presidency ahead of Marine Le Pen.

Poll: Who do you think will win in the French presidential election?
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Poll: Who do you think will win in the French presidential election?

May 7th 2017, 12:13 PM 16,939 Views 44 Comments

Whoever wins today’s vote it is set to cause profound change for France.

Macron says hacked documents have been mixed with false ones to 'sow doubt and disinformation'
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Macron says hacked documents have been mixed with false ones to 'sow doubt and disinformation'

May 6th 2017, 10:01 AM 12,903 Views 134 Comments

A flood of internal documents were released online last night, barely 24 hours before the election.

'En Marche! Vive La France' - Barack Obama has weighed in on the French election
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'En Marche! Vive La France' - Barack Obama has weighed in on the French election

May 4th 2017, 2:34 PM 12,584 Views 88 Comments

Obama says he won’t be getting involved in “many elections”.

Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial
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Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial

Apr 28th 2017, 10:54 AM 15,903 Views 92 Comments

Marine Le Pen temporarily resigned as leader of the Front National.

France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens?
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France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens?

Apr 24th 2017, 9:22 AM 22,800 Views 61 Comments

And why does it matter?

Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president
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Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president

Apr 22nd 2017, 6:30 AM 12,815 Views 42 Comments

The topsy-turvy election means the result is next to impossible to predict.

A French presidential candidate could be in trouble over his luxury suits
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A French presidential candidate could be in trouble over his luxury suits

Mar 16th 2017, 7:45 PM 11,748 Views 13 Comments

The suits are worth €13,000.

Le Pen ignores summons over allegations she misused European Parliament funds
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Le Pen ignores summons over allegations she misused European Parliament funds

Mar 10th 2017, 6:29 PM 7,804 Views 23 Comments

Le Pen “was summoned this morning and did not turn up,” a judicial source said.

Allegations that his wife earned €830,000 in a "fake job" could end a man's bid for France's presidency
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Allegations that his wife earned €830,000 in a "fake job" could end a man's bid for France's presidency

Feb 2nd 2017, 1:50 PM 13,418 Views 25 Comments

A TV interview will be aired tonight.

Francois Hollande wins French presidential election
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Francois Hollande wins French presidential election

May 6th 2012, 7:55 PM 12,258 Views 96 Comments

Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.

French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat
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French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat

May 5th 2012, 6:43 PM 3,447 Views 12 Comments

The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.