French president Emmanuel Macron with Gérard Collomb, who has resigned from his role as  interior minister.   Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The departure of French interior minister Gérard Collomb is considered the most serious crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, and marks the third ti(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

In a recent poll, 53 per cent said Macron’s economic policies benefit the rich most. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The three most damaging words in the French language for Emmanuel Macron are président des riches. The label created for the French head of state by t(...)

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 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(...)

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron speaks after his victory in the presidential run-off at his campaign headquarters in Paris. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/Pool Photo via AP

The mandate of outgoing Socialist president François Hollande officially ends at midnight on Sunday, May 14th, and he is expected to vacate the Élysée(...)

A campaign poster in Marseilles of French presidential candidate for the ‘En Marche!’ movement Emmanuel Macron with French president François Hollande. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

In a nuanced human drama unfolding in the background of the French presidential race, the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron (39) seeks to distance hi(...)

Campaign posters of French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron.  Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

In more than 20 years as a pollster, Frédéric Dabi, the director of Ifop, France’s oldest polling company, says he has never seen anything as “unthink(...)

François Bayrou and Emmanuel Macron: The candidates for the French presidency have created an alliance, boosting Macron’s chances of beating  Marine Le Pen in a run-off. Photograph: Reuters/Charles Platiau

Independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron would beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential ele(...)

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