Supporters show their selfies with Emmanuel Macronduring a campaign visit in Rodez, France, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Regis Duvignau

Donald Trump’s election may seem a strange place to begin to recount the French presidential campaign, but it was the moment when, in the words of Mar(...)

 Marine Le Pen invoked her immunity as an MEP when she refused to respond. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

French investigative magistrates have asked the European Parliament in Strasbourg to lift the parliamentary immunity of Marine Le Pen, the leader of t(...)

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and Philippe Poutou of Anti-Capitalist Party (left) during Tuesday night’s French presidential election debate near Paris. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/Reuters

The presidential debate that ended at 12.40am on Wednesday may not change the results of the first round of the election on April 23rd, but it broke r(...)

New Anti-Capitalist Party candidate  Philippe Poutou during Tuesday night’s television debate in the French presidential election. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

A four-hour presidential debate between eleven French presidential candidates on Tuesday night was as chaotic and colourful as it was long. Two and a(...)