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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

The latest developments on France’s presidential and legislative elections with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-03-15

From fringe party to frontrunner: The rise of Marine Le Pen and the far right

We focus on the rise of France's far-right National Front. Over the years, the party has gone from a fringe extremist outfit to a mainstream contender, and its leader Marine Le Pen has become a presidential frontrunner. Also, Benoit Hamon insists on his legitimacy as he desperately looks for Socialist support. And is the French presidency a bargain? We take a look at how campaign financing works.

Prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Hanane Saïdani

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL

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2017-05-24 labour law

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

Emmanuel Macron hits the ground running: the new French president wants to push through potentially explosive labour reform. We also look at Macron's awkward first steps with the...

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2017-05-18 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's government, a careful blend of political hues?

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron promised a new era in French politics, and has kept his word by appointing a prime minister from another party than his own. With a...

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2017-05-09 Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron's victory: A historic day in French politics

French voters elect their youngest ever president, granting Emmanuel Macron a decisive win over the far-right's Marine Le Pen. The 39-year-old centrist pulled off a remarkable...

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2017-05-02 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential elections: The final countdown

In today's show: French presidential hopefuls Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen race to the finish line ahead of Sunday’s second round run-off. The two candidates are battling...

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2017-04-25 Marine Le Pen

French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

After a historic first round, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen make it through to round two of the French presidential elections. Suffering an unprecedented defeat, the...

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