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Emmanuel Macron inaugurated for second term as French president
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Emmanuel Macron's second term priorities for Europe
Support for the European Union has been Emmanuel Macron’s trademark policy ever since he first came to power in 2017. The French president believes in the EU. Freshly re-elected, he now has five more years to pursue his goal of close cooperation between member states.
'Significant win' for Brussels as France, Slovenia back pro-EU leaders
There were congratulatory messages across the EU27 as French voters backed Macron over Le Pen, and people in Slovenia preferred liberal newcomer Robert Golob to populist PM Janez Janša.
Reaction to Macron's win — and what lies ahead for France's president
French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election on Sunday, beating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. However, Macron faces many challenges ahead, as he seeks to govern a deeply divided country.
Election map: In which parts of France did Macron win?
A regional breakdown of France's election results.
Emmanuel Macron pledges to be 'the president of all' in France
The French President delivered his victory speech from the Champ de Mars in Paris.
What are the urgent challenges facing Macron in his second term?
Emmanuel Macron is toasting being re-elected as France's president. But when reality bites, the challenges are already piling up.
Midday turnout lowest in 15 years as France decides on its president
The country's 48.8 million voters will choose between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in a repeat of the 2017 runoff.
Polling stations abroad open in French presidential election runoff
French citizens abroad have begun voting in the second round of the presidential election, one day before those in France vote on Sunday.
The online misinformation spreading ahead of France's election runoff
False rumours about Russian sanctions, the 'Yellow Vest' protests and climate change policies have gone viral.
Macron and Le Pen trade blows on final day of election campaign
Opinion polls suggest the president has been pulling ahead of his far-right rival before Sunday's run-off vote, but many people remain undecided.
Le Pen in final push for support as Russia questions linger
Marine Le Pen faces Emmanuel Macron in a run-off vote on Sunday to be France's next president.
Mélenchon's supporters could be kingmakers in France's election
"I can't stand either [Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron], but I'm still going to vote,” one man told Euronews.
All you need to know about France's presidential election
Here's our explainer on France's presidential election.
Le Pen's 'climate sceptic' policies attacked in French election debate
Climate change is important to voters in France’s presidential election, but activists say candidates’ climate policies are underwhelming.
Five key takeaways as Macron and Le Pen clash in TV election debate
Emmanuel Macron accused his rival of being 'dependent on Putin' and wanting to take France out of the EU, charges Le Pen denied while insisting she would be a president for 'everyday life'.
Le Pen too close to Putin and voters should back Macron, says Navalny
The Kremlin critic has described a loan from a Russian bank to the French far-right presidential challenger's party as "corruption" and "a sale of political influence to Putin". It's corruption. And it's a sale of political influence to Putin,
Watch: Here's what makes French presidents among the most powerful
The president has sweeping powers over the executive and the military.
France election: How do Macron and Le Pen plan to win over French tech
Marine Le Pen’s immigration stance could deter the much-needed tech talent and investment while Emmanuel Macron has made few changes to his 2022 manifesto.
What exactly is Marine Le Pen's stance on Russia and Vladimir Putin?
The far-right challenger for the French presidency has openly expressed her admiration for the Russian leader in the past, and has consistently defended Moscow's foreign policy.
Thousands protest against far-right ahead of French presidential vote
Saturday saw demonstrations across France a week before the election second round, as many made clear their determination to bar Marine Le Pen from power.
Macron vows to overhaul climate policy as he woos left-wing vote
The French president has promised to boost his climate policy by giving his prime minister direct responsibility for environmental planning, if he is re-elected.
French students protest presidential choice
French students picketed schools on Thursday to protest against the choices in the upcoming presidential election.
Watch: Here's why you should care about France's presidential election
Incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have widely different views on how to run the EU's second-largest economy.
Macron stresses 'the difference between living in France and Hungary'
France's Macron stresses 'the difference between living in France and living in Hungary'
Macron-Le Pen face-off: Five reasons why it'll be different this time
Emmanuel Macron will find it much harder to win over an angry, divided France than in 2017, and the prospect of Marine Le Pen becoming president is a real possibility.
Watch: How Macron and Le Pen offer very different visions of the EU
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in a run-off election to be France's next president. Where do both stand on the European Union?