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French presidential election 2017

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The religious strike back: French election View

By Dr Charles Devellennes lecturer in political and social thought, University of Kent Religion, once a taboo in French politics, has grown in

By Dr Charles Devellennes lecturer in political and social thought, University of Kent Religion, once a taboo in French politics, has grown in

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A call from the jobless to the future French president

As we approach the French presidential election, Euronews is meeting people to hear of their concerns and expectations.

As we approach the French presidential election, Euronews is meeting people to hear of their concerns and expectations.

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Dutch election shows how EU is at its best in a crisis: View

By Sylvester Eijffinger, Professor of Financial Economics at Tilburg University, Netherlands Last week, Dutch voters dealt a blow to far-right

By Sylvester Eijffinger, Professor of Financial Economics at Tilburg University, Netherlands Last week, Dutch voters dealt a blow to far-right

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Le Pen and Macron: same words but different meanings

With Le Pen, we have a vision that based on a specific idea of the past in need of restoration and which is based on the denunciation of negatively perceived changes in need of removal.

With Le Pen, we have a vision that based on a specific idea of the past in need of restoration and which is based on the denunciation of negatively perceived changes in need of removal.

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11 candidates to contest French presidential election

The race to become France’s next president has officially begun after the definitive list of candidates was published.

The race to become France’s next president has officially begun after the definitive list of candidates was published.

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Je t’adore? How emotion broke into French politics

The 2017 presidential campaign will demonstrate, once again, that emotional appeals have become a necessary and accepted way to convince French voters.

The 2017 presidential campaign will demonstrate, once again, that emotional appeals have become a necessary and accepted way to convince French voters.

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'Under formal investigation', Francois Fillon refuses to quit presidential race

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is refusing to pull out of the race despite being placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public…

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is refusing to pull out of the race despite being placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public…

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French centrist Macron gets veteran Socialist backing

Independent French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has received a boost to his presidential campaign after winning the backing of a Socialist Party…

Independent French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has received a boost to his presidential campaign after winning the backing of a Socialist Party…

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Francois Fillon tells supporters to "ignore" fresh media attacks

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

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France election: Fillon fights back to win full party support

Embattled French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has fought off a rebellion to secure the unanimous support of his conservative party, The Republicans.

Embattled French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has fought off a rebellion to secure the unanimous support of his conservative party, The Republicans.

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Alain Juppé won't stand in French election

Alain Juppé has ruled himself out of the French presidential race, as his party’s preferred candidate struggles with an employment scandal.

Alain Juppé has ruled himself out of the French presidential race, as his party’s preferred candidate struggles with an employment scandal.

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Fillon divides Paris

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

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More French conservatives abandon Fillon's ship

François Fillon still intends to fight on despite an embezzlement scandal and the departures of more key figures from his campaign team.

François Fillon still intends to fight on despite an embezzlement scandal and the departures of more key figures from his campaign team.

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French elections under scrutiny

With less than two months remaining before the French go to the polls, the run-up to the presidential elections has so far been tainted by scandals.

With less than two months remaining before the French go to the polls, the run-up to the presidential elections has so far been tainted by scandals.

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Did the French media conspire to destroy the presidential candidacy of Fillon?

If the French media are not as powerful as one might imagine or fear and if they are not conspiring for or against particular candidates, are they at least performing one of their basic functions in informing voters of the stakes involved in this election? The answer is ‘not enough, at least not yet

If the French media are not as powerful as one might imagine or fear and if they are not conspiring for or against particular candidates, are they at least performing one of their basic functions in informing voters of the stakes involved in this election? The answer is ‘not enough, at least not yet