French president Emmanuel Macron: Polls indicate he  would win 54 per cent of the vote in a presidential run-off, against 46 per cent for Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

One year before the French presidential election, the most plausible scenario is that President Emmanuel Macron will win re-election after defeating t(...)

Demonstrators  on the French overseas island of La Reunion on Monday demonstrate as part of the gilets jaunes (yellow vest)  movement to protest against fuel prices.  Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

Protest movements in France invariably carry echoes of class warfare and the 1789 revolution. The yellow-jacketed gilets jaunes, who managed to mobili(...)

Anti-riot policemen evacuate gilets jaunes protesters during a protest against the raising of fuel and oil prices. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

In just a few weeks, the yellow hi-vis vest has become such a potent political symbol that one risks being mistaken for a supporter of the rebellious (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron signs documents to promulgate a new labour bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed decrees reforming the French labour code, live in front of television cameras, after a cabinet meeting. He(...)

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(...)

France’s presidential race: Marine Le Pen at a Front National rally. Photograph: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty

With 10 weeks until the first round of the French presidential election, government parties – the conservative Les Républicains and the Parti Socialis(...)

Former French economy minister Emmanuel Macron announcing his candidacy for next year’s presidential election on Wednesday. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

French leaders on the left and right reacted dismissively to Emmanuel Macron’s declaration of his candidacy for the French presidential election next(...)

Marine Le Pen, leader of the  Front National, during a recent rally. “The influence of Le Pen continues to grow,” says political scientist Pascal Perrineau. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Prof Pascal Perrineau, one of France’s leading political scientists, says it’s 95 per cent certain that Marine Le Pen, the leader of the extreme right(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande speak to the press at the Elysée Palace in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/Getty Images

The leaders of France and Germany seemed to speak directly to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday, telling him that he urgently needs to mak(...)

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(...)

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