French far-right Rassemblement National leader Marine Le Pen: says Emmanuel Macron “has abandoned the concept of the office of president which is that of the Fifth Republic”. Photograph: Vincent Kessler

President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche, is tied with Marine Le Pen’s populist, nationalist Rassemblement National in polls for the(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said contradictions within the European People’s Party and the Party of European Socialists in the European Parliament are blocking progress. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AP

President Emmanuel Macron has called for a “recomposition” of political groupings within the European Parliament and indicated that he is likely to fo(...)

Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait. “He seems to be saying, ‘Over my dead body,’” observes a former cabinet minister. Photograph: Soazig de la Moissonniere

An opposition and media outcry over President Emmanuel Macron’s scheduled address to the two house of the French parliament at the Château de Versaill(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  speaks with foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: Mr Macron has achieved his goal of splitting the conservatives. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron has been plunged into the first crisis of his administration, with the resignation of four of 16 cabinet ministers, a(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: has built his victories on French rejection of their political class. But he has not entirely transformed that rejection into support for his programme. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty

The election of an absolute majority loyal to President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday closed an extraordinary period in French politics. In just 14 (...)

Emmanuel Macron  leaves his house to vote in Le Touquet, northern France, during the second round of the parliamentary elections, on Sunday. AFP Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche (LREM), won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly on Sunday, though the ma(...)

Socialists’ downfall: Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the party’s secretary general, was among the electoral losers. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

“The Berezina of the Socialist Party” was the term widely used to describe the defeat of the former ruling party in Sunday’s French legislative electi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux cast their ballots at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron’s new party, La République En Marche (LREM), is set to take an absolute majority in the national assembly after secur(...)

Emmanuel Macron: support for the president has amplified since the first round of the presidential election on April 23rd, while his opponents have lost much ground. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron’s new movement, La République En Marche (LREM), is poised to win an absolute majority in legislative elections that will ta(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron with  British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily. Macron has received praise internationally for his dealings with foreign leaders. Photograph:  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

In less than a month, the election of Emmanuel Macron has transformed France for the better, though there’s an underlying anxiety that pride in the yo(...)

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