If François Bayrou’s supporters all switch to Emmanuel Macron, the latter would almost certainly qualify for the runoff.
Presidential elections are due to be held in France in two rounds between April and May. Elections for the National Assembly are due to be held the following month.
A left-wing unity ticket could prevent François Fillon or Emmanuel Macron from qualifying for the presidential 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.
Benoît Hamon defeats the former prime minister, Manuel Valls, in the presidential primary’s second voting round.
If there’s one thing Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and Benoît Hamon have in common, it’s their inability to win elections.
Benoît Hamon and Manuel Valls win the first round in the Socialist primary, pushing Arnaud Montebourg out.
Winning the support of his own Socialist Party could come at the expense of Manuel Valls’ credibility in a general election.
The Socialists would cede the center ground by nominating a far-left firebrand like Arnaud Montebourg.
François Hollande’s prime minister is the only one who could give the French Socialists a chance in next year’s election.
François Fillon’s nomination guarantees that the next French president will be more Russia-friendly.