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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 : 2017-09-27

French Senate vote: Macron's first electoral defeat?

Emmanuel Macron's ruling party suffers its first electoral setback as the conservative Les Républicans party comes out on top in the French Senate elections. Also, is democracy decided on the streets or not? That has been the question of the week here in France. Finally, we take a look at a major split on the far right: Marine Le Pen loses her political soulmate but promises a bright future for her National Front party.

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN

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2017-10-12 French politics

French far-left leader Mélenchon and former PM Valls locked in war of words

French lawmakers Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Manuel Valls have gone from being comrades to enemies. The far-left leader and the former Socialist PM are now locked in a bitter war of...

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2017-10-03 French politics

Will France's tough new counter-terrorism law erode civil liberties?

The French National Assembly has adopted a tough new anti-terrorism bill. The law is designed to end the country's two-year state of emergency, but civil liberties defenders are...

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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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