France in focus

2017 French elections: The race to get on the ballot

Only two months remain until people across France head to the polls to elect a new president. We head to the French Constitutional Council, which is currently counting and validating the signatures required to be a candidate in the elections. However, it isn’t always easy to gather the support needed to make the ballot. We also look at how and why campaigns are particularly high-tech this year. Lastly, we see how media outlets are battling to prevent fake news from impacting on the elections.