French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party will have a large majority in the powerful lower house of parliament and a clear mandate to overhaul the way France works and does business.
Sun, 18 Jun, 2017
French voters are casting their ballots in the final round of parliamentary elections that could clinch President Emmanuel Macron's hold on power, as his fledgling party appears set to rout mainstream rivals.
Sun, 18 Jun, 2017
France will elect a president tomorrow and, if the opinion polls are correct, centrist Emmanuel Macron will defeat the National Front’s Marine Le Pen. A poll released yesterday showed that the pro-EU Mr Macron has extended his lead.
Sat, 06 May, 2017
France's troubled wartime past is taking centre stage in the presidential race as centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Nazi massacre site and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffers a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has launched a political offensive against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, saying her platform is based on "hatred for others" in contrast to his desire to "calm" the country.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2017
The prospects for the Government securing more than €3bn from its sale of AIB shares could brighten this weekend if French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen polls poorly in the first round of presidential elections, according to analysts.
Fri, 21 Apr, 2017
The leader of France's far-right National Front set the tone for her campaign for the French presidency on Saturday, calling to fight an Islamist "offensive" and promising to hold a nationwide referendum on European Union membership if she is elected next spring.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Nine months before the presidential election, the candidates could well be the unpopular incumbent, Francois Hollande, his equally unpopular predecessor, Nicholas Sarkozy, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, says
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016