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# French election

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Macron battles French left in tight parliament election
Polling projections show that Macron’s party will be the largest, but may fall short of an overall majority.
French election: Exit poll projects Emmanuel Macron to win presidential runoff with 58.2% of vote
Polls have closed in France after a run-off between the incumbent president and his populist opponent.
France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen
Analysts have warned that blank votes or abstentions could be crucial in this election.
Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.
Crunch time for Macron and Le Pen ahead of presidential vote
Both candidates fired off attacks in interviews today before last-minute walkabouts and rallies.
Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate
Macron was deemed the winner of the 2.5 hour debate in an opinion poll.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused of misusing public funds
It is not the first time Le Pen and her party were accused of misusing EU funds.
Quiz: How much do you know about French presidents?
Fièvre électorale.
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Macron sweeps to victory in parliamentary election (but falls short of landslide)
Marine Le Pen’s National Front, meanwhile, had a disappointing result.
French elections: Macron on the way to overwhelming majority
Macron has enjoyed a smooth start in the five weeks since he beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
Édouard Philippe: France's little-known new prime minister
One anonymous insider described Philippe as “intelligent, lively and at times a bit crazy”.
The 4 big challenges Emmanuel Macron will face as president
After defeating the far-right, the fight is just beginning for France’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte.
From Donald Trump to Michael D Higgins, there are lots of congrats for Emmanuel Macron today
Macron handsomely won the French presidency ahead of Marine Le Pen.
Poll: Who do you think will win in the French presidential election?
Whoever wins today’s vote it is set to cause profound change for France.
Macron says hacked documents have been mixed with false ones to 'sow doubt and disinformation'
A flood of internal documents were released online last night, barely 24 hours before the election.
'En Marche! Vive La France' - Barack Obama has weighed in on the French election
Obama says he won’t be getting involved in “many elections”.
Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial
Marine Le Pen temporarily resigned as leader of the Front National.
France had a presidential election what happens?
And why does it matter?
Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president
The topsy-turvy election means the result is next to impossible to predict.
A French presidential candidate could be in trouble over his luxury suits
The suits are worth €13,000.
Le Pen ignores summons over allegations she misused European Parliament funds
Le Pen “was summoned this morning and did not turn up,” a judicial source said.
Allegations that his wife earned €830,000 in a "fake job" could end a man's bid for France's presidency
A TV interview will be aired tonight.
Francois Hollande wins French presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat after polls showed him in line to lose the ballot.
French election hangs in balance - but polls suggest Sarkozy defeat
The first ballots have been cast today in a vote that could have major consequences for Europe.