French president Emmanuel Macron: Polls indicate he  would win 54 per cent of the vote in a presidential run-off, against 46 per cent for Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

One year before the French presidential election, the most plausible scenario is that President Emmanuel Macron will win re-election after defeating t(...)

Emmanuel Macron, then  French economy minister, and Philippe De Villiers  during a show at the Puy du Fou theme park in 2016. File photograph: AFP/Getty

In one of the more curious episodes of the Covid-19 saga, French president Emmanuel Macron has sided with right-wing traditionalist Catholic and Euros(...)

Emmanuel Macron unveils his election manifesto in Paris on Thursday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

When he swept the conservative primary last November 27th, Francois Fillon was the candidate who could not lose the French presidential election. On (...)