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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 : 2017-06-13

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

Archives

2017-09-19 Emmanuel Macron

French labour reforms: Will protests make Macron back down?

French labour reforms face another wave of opposition in the streets, but will it be enough to make President Macron change course? Meanwhile, the Senate gears up for fresh...

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2017-09-12 Marine Le Pen

Macron's presidency put to the test as unions strike over labour reforms

In this edition: Emmanuel Macron is in damage control mode in the Caribbean. The French government is blasted for its handling of Hurricane Irma, which devastated French islands....

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2017-09-05 French politics

Labour law reform: High stakes for French government

French President Emmanuel Macron’s high-stakes labour reform reaches a critical stage after it was unveiled last week by the government. We take a look at reaction from unions....

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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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