National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a meeting of EU leaders in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Marion Van Renterghem, the French biographer of Chancellor Angela Merkel and an award-winning journalist, recalls the relief and joy in Berlin when E(...)

Sibeth Ndiaye: Emmanuel Macron relies on the 37-year-old bundle of energy who stands out among the geeks and hipsters who dominate his entourage. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

She is a member of President Emmanuel Macron’s inner circle, one of the adoring staff who helped him win the May 7th election. Sibeth Ndiaye, the pre(...)

French centrist politician Francois Bayrou arriving at the Élysée Palace on Sunday. Bayrou has been named justice minister, the  fourth-ranking position in the French government. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

President Emmanuel Macron met most of the criteria he set for his French government, which was announced on Wednesday. It is small, with 22 ministers (...)

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron with outgoing president François Hollande at the ceremony. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on Monday morning, in his first officia(...)

Many right- and far-right voters fear Macron, left, will be a continuation of François Hollande, right. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

At first glance, the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France on Sunday night looked like a dream come true. A depressed and ageing country (...)

Much of France, Europe and the world heaved a huge sigh of relief last night when the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory in (...)

Emmanuel Macron: “I practise benevolence. I have never said a negative sentence against anyone.” Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The newly elected president Emmanuel Macron faces the near impossible challenge of reversing France’s decline and reconciling a deeply divided populat(...)

French presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron,   for the En Marche! movement, and  Marine Le Pen,  for the far-right Front National party. Photographs:  Eric Feferberg,Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The French presidential election campaign officially ended at midnight on Friday. Radio and television stations are banned from discussing candidates(...)

Supporters show their selfies with Emmanuel Macronduring a campaign visit in Rodez, France, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Regis Duvignau

Donald Trump’s election may seem a strange place to begin to recount the French presidential campaign, but it was the moment when, in the words of Mar(...)

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