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# French elections

Last year
French parliament names pro-Macron centrist as house speaker in election fallout
Yael Braun-Pivet is the first woman to hold the post.
Macron falls short of parliamentary majority as left and far-right make gains
Macron’s Ensemble coalition lost dozens of seats but still remains the largest party.
French elections: Record-low turnout expected as Macron seeks parliament majority
Voting takes place over two rounds, with one taking place today while the second takes place on 19 June.
'We are exhausted': France’s Macron faces angry voters as he fights for second term
Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist rival Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for France’s 24 April presidential run-off.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president
After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Le Pen finished second at 23.15%.
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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.
'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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.