French elections

France: Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right Le Pen, wins second term

The election also represents the closest the far-right has ever come to winning power in France.

published on : 24th April 2022

Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen

All opinion polls in recent days converge toward a win for the 44-year-old pro-European centrist, yet the margin over his nationalist rival varies broadly, from 6 to 15% points, depending on the polls

published on : 24th April 2022

Why this week's French elections matter to the wider world 

Twelve candidates are vying for the presidency, including incumbent and favourite President Emmanuel Macron who is seeking a new term amid a challenge from the far-right.

published on : 8th April 2022

Facebook enhancing security features ahead of polls in India: Mark Zuckerberg

India yesterday warned Facebook of "stringent" action for any attempt to influence polls by allowing data theft and even threatened to summon Zuckerberg if needed.

published on : 22nd March 2018

Who are France's presidential candidates?

A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram.

published on : 23rd April 2017

Voting begins in French presidential election

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the favourites to progress to a run-off on May 7.

published on : 23rd April 2017