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.
Voters pick the socially conservative François Fillon over the pro-European centrist Alain Juppé.
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.