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French far-right party elects new leader to replace Le Pen

November 05, 2022 5:26 pm

Jordan Bardella, the younger candidate and an outspoken member of the European Parliament, is widely tipped to win and become the first person to lead the party who doesn't have the Le Pen name since its creation a half-century ago.

Far-right Le Pen plots parliament win after loss to Macron

April 26, 2022 1:39 pm

Centrist President Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen 58.5% to 41.5% to win reelection Sunday but she produced her highest-ever level of support in her three attempts to become France's leader.

Explained: Emmanuel Macron is back as French President — what happens now?

April 26, 2022 10:10 am

Macron will soon face crucial parliamentary elections, where he may struggle to keep his majority.

France's Macron beats Le Pen to win second term: Projections

April 25, 2022 12:11 am

The first projections showed Macron securing around 57-58% of the vote. Such estimates are normally accurate but may be fine-tuned as official results come in from around the country.

Macron vs Le Pen: France votes in tense presidential runoff

April 24, 2022 4:09 pm

The result of voting in France, a nuclear-armed nation with one of the world's biggest economies, could also impact the conflict in Ukraine, as France has played a key role in diplomatic efforts and support for sanctions against Russia.

Presidential election in France: Marine Le Pen and the stakes for Europe

April 24, 2022 4:33 pm

Marine Le Pen has rejected allegations of racism and xenophobia, and has positioned herself instead as a "patriotic moderate" with populist credentials who aims to free France from the clutches of a privileged minority.

A false start and a Russian loan: Macron-Le Pen debate takeaways

April 21, 2022 2:10 pm

Televised debates have long featured in French elections and have yielded exchanges, one-liners and put-downs remembered by the public for years.

Faced with criticism, Le Pen allies tone down rhetoric on hijab ban

April 19, 2022 11:56 am

The far-right core of Le Pen's programme has come under closer scrutiny as campaigning enters its final days.

Macron and Le Pen trade jabs and lean left as French race heats up

April 13, 2022 11:58 am

Macron, who spent the day in eastern France, and Le Pen, who was campaigning in Normandy, are competing in the second round of voting in the elections, a rematch of their 2017 faceoff that will be held April 24.

Macron sets out to build a ‘dam’ against Le Pen. Can it hold?

April 12, 2022 2:28 pm

Dams are the mainstream French voters who, time and again, have put political differences aside in the second round and voted for anyone but a Le Pen in a so-called “Republican front” to deny the far right the presidency.