Analysis and commentary about the first presidential voting round in France.
A look at the policies of the five presidential candidates in France reveals that left-right divisions have become less relevant.
Three of the five top contenders for the French presidency make excuses for Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The French presidential candidate proves himself unworthy by lashing out at investigators.
By staying in the race with his integrity damaged, François Fillon makes a right-wing victory less likely.
Between a hopeless candidate on the left and a scandal on the right, Emmanuel Macron now has a fighting chance.
François Fillon’s nomination guarantees that the next French president will be more Russia-friendly.
Republican voters pick François Fillon over Alain Juppé to lead their party into next year’s election.
Middle-income voters in small-town France have lost patience after five years of feckless socialism.
Both Republican candidates could defeat Marine Le Pen, but François Fillon would be weaker against a centrist.
François Fillon and Nicolas Sarkozy seek rapprochement while Alain Juppé speaks out against “Russophilia”.
François Fillon and Alain Juppé receive the most support from voters, forcing Nicolas Sarkozy out of the race.