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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 : 2017-04-04

French presidential election: Where do the candidates stand on immigration?

In this edition of The Political Brief, we break down the French presidential candidates' immigration policies and find out where they stand on quotas, health benefits and citizenship rights. Meanwhile, with the first round of the election less than three weeks away, conservative hopeful François Fillon lashes out at centrist Emmanuel Macron, calling him "a protégé of François Hollande". Finally, we tell you how to spot fake news - and stop it from spreading.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Derek THOMSON

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2017-06-27 Emmanuel Macron

Could France's Macron be Europe's climate hero?

This week sees a changing of the guard at France's National Assembly as newly elected MPs from President Emmanuel Macron's party arrive en masse with an ambitious reform agenda....

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2017-06-20 Emmanuel Macron

French legislative elections: Macron's party wins absolute majority

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France's legislative elections. The French president consolidates his power with an outright majority in the lower house National Assembly. We...

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2017-06-13 Emmanuel Macron

French legislative elections: Macron's party steals the show

Emmanuel Macron's party bulldozed the competition in the first round of France's legislative elections. The traditional parties were almost wiped out and even the extremes came...

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2017-06-06 French Legislative Elections 2017

Labour law and legislative elections: A risky week for Macron

The French are going back to the polls on Sunday to elect a new National Assembly. Pollsters predict a landslide win in favour of President Emmanuel Macron. This as things are...

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2017-05-30 Emmanuel Macron

Macron takes his first steps on the international stage

This week, by meeting his counterparts from NATO, the G7 and Russia, France's new leader Emmanuel Macron made his debut on the international stage. Meanwhile, with less than two...

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