Analysis and commentary about the first presidential voting round in France.
The former economy minister promises to preside over a France that is confident and competitive again.
A look at the policies of the five presidential candidates in France reveals that left-right divisions have become less relevant.
The next French president could have a hard time governing without a majority in the National Assembly.
Manuel Valls is voting for the centrist frontrunner as opposed to the candidate of his own Socialist Party.
Three of the five top contenders for the French presidency make excuses for Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The presidential candidate argues that France cannot expect German support for investments unless it reforms.
If François Bayrou’s supporters all switch to Emmanuel Macron, the latter would almost certainly qualify for the runoff.
France has a chance to breathe new life into the liberal world order America and Britain have turned their backs on.
Between a hopeless candidate on the left and a scandal on the right, Emmanuel Macron now has a fighting chance.
By nominating a far-leftist, the French Socialists may have just helped the cause of the center-left Emmanuel Macron.
In a three-way contest for the support of Middle France, the former economy minister could appear untested.