France elections

 
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
France's presidential candidates are all too well aware of the importance that their country attaches to Africa and the former colonies. In the...
Gloves off in French presidential live TV bout
Gloves off in French presidential live TV bout
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron have clashed over France’s economy, security and Europe in an ill-tempered televised...
Macron's optimistic centrist vision for France
Macron's optimistic centrist vision for France
France holds its final-round presidential election on Sunday with Emmanuel Macron the favourite to win against Marine Le Pen. The stand-off between...
French presidential elections: What you need to know
French presidential elections: What you need to know
France heads to the polls in two rounds of voting on April 23 and May 7 to elect a new president who will inherit a country looking for change, and...
Hollande's socialists storm French Parliament
Hollande's socialists storm French Parliament
The left now holds a historic concentration of power in France as it controls both the assembly and the senate. But Hollande faces the difficult...
Election epic offers test for European incumbents
Election epic offers test for European incumbents
Europe is braced for an election bonanza this weekend that will determine the politics of the increasingly contested campaign to save the single...
France jumps to the left as Hollande edges out Sarkozy
France jumps to the left as Hollande edges out Sarkozy
Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy with a decisive 51.7% share of the vote.
Sarkozy faces defeat as France votes
Sarkozy faces defeat as France votes
Buoyed by a tide of anger at Nicolas Sarkozy's inability to rein in rampant unemployment during his five-year term, Hollande was between four and...
French candidates battle scandal as polling day looms
French candidates battle scandal as polling day looms
French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande headed into the last round of his battle with Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday, with both candidates...
France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
Millions of French Twitter and Facebook users have been warned: anyone who tweets or posts the results of exit polls in the first-round vote before...
Sarkozy's political career could be over
Sarkozy's political career could be over
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday admitted publicly that he would quit politics if he lost next month's election, as his socialist...
S&P rating darkens Sarkozy's re-election prospects
S&P rating darkens Sarkozy's re-election prospects
Standard & Poor's decision to lower France's credit rating will help outsiders in the presidential election, throwing open what had long looked...