Marine Le Pen: Communities with a strong military or paramilitary presence all voted in greater percentages for her, the Front National and the Rassemblement National. Photograph: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty

The proportion of the French military voting for the far-right peaked in the immediate aftermath of jihadist attacks in 2015, subsided somewhat in the(...)

Marion Marechál, niece of far-right leader Marine Le Pen, delivers a speech on education in Paris in May last year. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

Marion Maréchal, the 29-year-old heir apparent of the French far-right, says she is playing a long game. The politician and niece of Rassemblement Na(...)

Hurricane Irma: President Macron on his way to St Martin and St Bart on Tuesday. Photograph: Christophe Ena/pool/EPA

Four months after his election political commentators are still struggling to classify President Emmanuel Macron. In recent days he has been called a (...)

Emmanuel Macron’s plummeting popularity results largely from his determination to comply with the EU’s 3% cap on deficit spending. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

As Emmanuel Macron approaches his 100th day in office, hope that he would reconcile the French with both each other and free market economics is fadin(...)

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(...)

Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of choice among optimistic voters in the French presidential election, according to pollsters. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Optimism or pessimism is one of the surest indicators of how a person will vote in the French presidential election, says Jérôme Fourquet of the polli(...)

French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and administrative agent Jessica Schneider who were killed by Larossi Abballa. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/Reuters

The judges who tried Larossi Abballa in September 2013 warned that “violent actions on national territory [could] not be excluded.” But Abballa had se(...)