Michel Rocard

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Ségolène Royal is a veteran of 30 years in French politics. She was the first woman in France to make it to the runoff in a presidential election. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

If there were a prize for sheer dogged indestructibility in French politics, Ségolène Royal would surely win it. The first woman to make it to the ru(...)

Ségolène Royal  and Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA

When an English-speaking politician loses an election, he or she usually leaves public life. Not in France, where politicians appear to be indestructi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron received a warm welcome in Berlin from German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

On his first day in office, President Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards dismantling France’s old two-party system, by appointing a politician f(...)

Emmanuel Macron: “Because he has never been a politician, there is a naive side to him.” Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The winner of the second round of the French presidential election this Sunday will go on to fight what is commonly referred to as “the third round” i(...)

Michel Rocard: French president François  Hollande called him “a great figure of the republic and the left”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Former prime minister Michel Rocard will be remembered as he wished, with a national ceremony at Les Invalides, presided over by President François Ho(...)

Children write on the blackboard in a Marseille school. File photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

I doubt the bloggers and tweeters who are railing over the latest assault on French know what February 14th is.  Valentine’s Day? Good try. It’s(...)