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French elections

France parliamentary election turnout low so far

At midday during the first round voting last Sunday, turnout was 19.2 percent overall, the first-round vote saw record low voter interest.

18 Jun 2017 5:54 PM

France casts votes alongside feminist protests, blank ballots

Polls suggest centrist Emmanuel Macron is favoured to beat Le Pen in Sunday's runoff election.

07 May 2017 1:51 PM

Macron, Le Pen face off as France elects president today

Polling day follows an unprecedented campaign marked by scandal, repeated surprises and a last-minute hacking attack on Macron.

07 May 2017 11:07 AM

In speech plagiarised from Fillon, Le Pen promises to pull France out of EU

3 separate spokesmen for Le Pen used the word ‘wink’ to describe the extracts copied word for word from Fillon.

02 May 2017 9:09 PM

France's Le Pen struggles with fear of far-right

Her task was underlined on Friday when her party removed Jean-Francois Jalkh after reported comments about a Holocaust denier.

28 Apr 2017 8:52 PM


Voting continues in France, recent attacks may influence outcome

Polls opened at 8 am local time on Sunday across the country, with initial results expected in the evening.

23 Apr 2017 3:58 PM

Paris attack will help far-right candidate Le Pen in election: Donald Trump

'She's the strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France,' Trump said.

22 Apr 2017 10:30 AM