Marine Le Pen

Right-wing leader Marine Le Pen hails historic result in French parliamentary elections

Le Pen said that her party would send 'by far' its highest number of MPs to the next National Assembly.

published on : 20th June 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

French presidential candidates enter final day of campaign 

The two candidates must make their final pitches to the French electorate before campaigning for the presidential runoff is legally required to end at midnight.

published on : 22nd April 2022

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

Marine Le Pen vs Emanuel Macron: How France's presidential election could impact Ukraine war

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has close ties to Russia and wants to weaken the EU and NATO, which could undercut Western efforts to stop the war in Ukraine.

published on : 15th April 2022

France's Le Pen warns against sending weapons to Ukraine; Germany irritated by snub of a presidential visit

She also confirmed that if she unseats President Emmanuel Macron in France's April 24 presidential runoff, she will pull France out of NATO's military command.

published on : 14th April 2022

Cheeky TV show becomes battleground in French election race

Both Le Pen and her father, Jean-Marie, have long been a favorite target of irreverent coverage by the evening chat, entertainment, and news show on channel TMC.

published on : 14th April 2022

Macron challenged by far right as French vote for president

With its potential to reshape France's post-war identity, especially if Le Pen wins, the election has wide international significance. A Macron victory would be seen as a defeat for European populists

published on : 11th April 2022

Macron vs Le Pen: Polls open in first round of France's presidential election 

President Emmanuel Macron is seeking a second five-year term, with a strong challenge from the far right and seeking to counter nationwide voter apathy.

published on : 10th 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

Former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour holds presidential campaign rally near Paris

The rally, which was initially to take place in a Paris concert hall, has been moved to a bigger exhibition centre in a northern suburb of the capital.

published on : 5th December 2021

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