The former economy minister defeats the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, in the presidential runoff.
If a President Emmanuel Macron struggles to implement his reform agenda, the far right could rise again.
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.
The next French president could have a hard time governing without a majority in the National Assembly.
Three of the five top contenders for the French presidency make excuses for Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
France has a chance to breathe new life into the liberal world order America and Britain have turned their backs on.
Historical and geographical divisions help explain why Marine and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen are at odds.
European nationalists see a kindred spirit in the American president-elect, but they shouldn’t expect any favors from him.
The former president’s strategy to keep the nationalists out of power seems to be working.
Marine Le Pen’s nationalist party cements its status as the third force in French politics.
Marine Le Pen’s party is expected to break through at the regional level in an election this month.