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#French elections

# french-elections - Monday 19 June, 2017

French elections: 'Macron can't claim a strong popular mandate'

President Emmanuel Macron’s comfortable majority might turn out to be less comfortable than the numbers suggest, writes Dr Míde Ní Shúilleabháin.

# french-elections - Monday 12 June, 2017

'France is back': Macron smiling as rivals face crushing defeat in election

The French press, however, are focusing on the low turnout for yesterday’s election.

# french-elections - Friday 12 May, 2017

Opinion: 'Electing Macron last week could result in Le Pen winning the next election in 2022'

Macron’s approach, is the failed strategy of austerity or neoliberalism, writes Julien Mercille.

# french-elections - Monday 24 April, 2017

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

# french-elections - Monday 18 June, 2012

French elections: Hollande's Socialists win control of parliament

The victory in parliamentary run-offs means the new President will have an easier time getting new legislation passed.

# french-elections - Monday 11 June, 2012

France's Socialist Party poised to take parliamentary majority

President Francois Hollande’s parliamentary majority will give him the opportunity to push through budget and tax reforms, and to move away from austerity towards growth.

# french-elections - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Ireland's French population voting for their own MP in new parliament

The French parliamentary election includes 11 new expatriate constituencies – with voting beginning this weekend.

# french-elections - Friday 20 April, 2012

French presidential candidates make final push for votes

Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces a challenge to hold onto the presidency with polls showing that Socialist Francois Hollande is on course to win the election.

# french-elections - Saturday 26 March, 2011

Local election defeat on the cards for Sarkozy's ruling party

France’s involvement in Libyan coalition campaign hasn’t made much of an impression on voters closer to home.

# french-elections - Monday 7 March, 2011

Le Pen takes surprise lead in French presidential polling

The president of the National Front, and daughter of its divisive founder, is the most popular candidate for president.