French Elections 2017

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Did Russia interfere in French elections? Facebook, US say yes!

28 Jul 2017

Did Russia interfere in French elections? Facebook, US say yes!

They've done it again. We are talking about Russia, elections and spying.

French Parliamentary Elections: President Macron's party wins

19 Jun 2017

French Parliamentary Elections: President Macron's party wins

French President Emmanuel Macron emerged strong in France's Parliamentary elections, with his Republic on the Move (LREM) securing a commanding majority in the Parliament.

French president Macron's party set for decisive parliamentary majority

12 Jun 2017

French president Macron's party set for decisive parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) party and its ally MoDem are projected to win 445 out of 557 seats in the National Assembly.

Who is the French President Emmanuel Macron?

08 May 2017

Who is the French President Emmanuel Macron?

Emmanuel Macron is politically centrist, former investment banker who has now been elected as France's president.

French elections 2017: Macron secures decisive victory over Le Pen

08 May 2017

French elections 2017: Macron secures decisive victory over Le Pen

As results came in on France's nail biting Presidential race, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron emerged winner in round two, securing a decisive victory over his far right opponent Marine Le Pen, gathering 65.8% votes, becoming France's youngest President.

French candidate Macron's campaign claims 'massive hack' ahead of elections

06 May 2017

French candidate Macron's campaign claims 'massive hack' ahead of elections

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said it has been the victim of a "massive hacking attack" that leaked campaign emails online.

French elections: Marine Le Pen quits as National Front leader

25 Apr 2017

French elections: Marine Le Pen quits as National Front leader

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced she is stepping down as leader of the far-right National Front; however, she indicated the move will be temporary.

French presidential elections, 2017: Macron, Le Pen win first round

24 Apr 2017

French presidential elections, 2017: Macron, Le Pen win first round

The first phase of voting for the French Presidential elections ended on Sunday. The results declared in the wee hours of Monday saw candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron secure 21.4% and 23.9% votes respectively.