French far-right political party National Front leader Marine Le Pen surrounded by media after she casts her vote at a polling station during the second round of the regional elections in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France, 13th December 2015. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Voting began on Sunday in the run-offs for French regional elections that will show whether the far-right National Front can turn popularity into powe(...)

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech  in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday.  One exit poll showed Ms Le Pen’s party secured 30.6 per cent of the vote nationally. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

France’s far-right National Front topped the vote nationally in the first round of high-stakes regional elections on Sunday, exit polls showed, a majo(...)

France’s far-right Front National  founder and honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen gesturing on stage with his daughter, Marine,  with whom he is at logger heads. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

A French court cancelled Jean-Marie Le Pen’s suspension from the far-right National Front (FN) party yesterday in a ruling that shone a spotlight back(...)

File photographs of Jean-Marie Le Pen and Front National’s president Marine Le Pen.  Photograph: AFP/Jean-sebastien Evrard/Getty Images

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen disowned his daughter and party leader Marine on Tuesday after she suspended him from the far-right French mo(...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front  leader, delivers a speech at their congress in Lyon. Ms Le Pen, the sole candidate, won 100 per cent of the vote. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Two leading contenders for the presidency of France have been elected to head their respective political parties. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy won(...)

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