French Presidential Elections

Tensions over race, religion in France's presidential race

Wrapping up a campaign that experts have seen as unusually dominated by discriminatory discourse and proposals targeting immigration and Islam, French voters head to polls on Sunday.

published on : 21st April 2022

Presidential election: France prepares for first round of tight Macron return bid

Polls predict that Macron will lead Le Pen by a handful of percentage points in round one, with the top two going through to a second-round on April 24.

published on : 9th April 2022

French far-right presidential candidates fight for limelight

Both Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen want tougher rules on immigration, including less state aid for migrants, oppose wind farms and want more support for nuclear energy.

published on : 5th February 2022

Zemmour, French far-right pundit, launches presidential run

Name-dropping Joan of Arc, Napoléon Bonaparte, Gen. Charles de Gaulle and others who shaped France's history, Zemmour announced his candidacy for the April election in a pre-recorded video.

published on : 1st December 2021