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Latest update : 2017-06-13

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 up short. The president now looks set to obtain a historic majority in parliament, but will record low turnout hurt his mandate to carry out reform?

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-01-18 Calais

Maverick Mélenchon: French far-left launches its own web TV

The French far-left has launched its own media channel, and in an unusual move for France, it makes no claim of objectivity. We tell you more. But first: a debate that had been...

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2018-01-11 French politics

French government under pressure over treatment of migrants

Is President Macron betraying his electoral promise to be more generous towards migrants? The government is under pressure to suspend ID checks at emergency shelters, with human...

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2018-01-04 France

Emmanuel Macron's goals and resolutions for 2018

A new year, a new France? President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to push ahead with his reform agenda and lead France to a brighter future. But pressing issues like immigration and...

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2017-12-28 Emmanuel Macron

2017: A year of upheaval in French politics

We take look back at a historic year in French politics. In the span of just 12 months, France has had its entire political landscape redrawn. The old guard was tossed aside as a...

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2017-12-21 French politics

One in three French ministers are millionaires

The French government aims to tighten its immigration policy, but the planned reforms face opposition from the political left and human rights defenders. Also, a rare stand-up TV...

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