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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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2017-07-18 Emmanuel Macron

Macron in unprecedented clash with French army chief of staff

We tell you about a highly unusual clash between the French president and the army chief of staff. Also, France's local authorities are ordered to tighten their belts as the...

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2017-07-11 French politics

French labour law reform: The mother of all battles for Macron

It's time for French President Emmanuel Macron to begin applying his manifesto. This week, the French parliament took a first look at his controversial labour law reform. But one...

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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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