A quick look at the logistics of France's presidential election, with voting on Sunday: ___ THE ELECTION: Eleven candidates in Sunday's first round, reduced to the top two vote-getters in a winner-takes-all round two on May 7.

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  • French opposition elects right-winger Wauquiez as new leader
    The 39-year-old leader ran as an independent in the presidential election in April and May and was given a clear path to victory by a major scandal over fake jobs that engulfed the Republicans candidate, former premier Francois Fillon. Macron also gambled ...
    12/10/2017 - 4:58 pm | View Link
  • Party of Sarkozy faces split as populist set to win leadership of French conservatives
    The party once dominated French politics but was battered by the financial scandal that sank its presidential candidate, François Fillon, this year. Since the May election, it has haemorrhaged support to the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron.
    12/10/2017 - 3:58 am | View Link
  • French opposition elects hard-right leaning leader
    Laurent Wauquiez will take control of the Les Républicains (LR) party after its disastrous performance in the presidential election earlier this year when its candidate, François Fillon, failed to make it into the second-round vote. Wauquiez was elected ...
    12/10/2017 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • Emmanuel Macron speaks to the world. But what about the French?
    The French presidential elections this year ... instead opting to speak early next year. In the aftermath of the election, Macron largely avoided those explosive social issues, assembling an unusual centrist governing coalition and immediately setting ...
    12/9/2017 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • French cement firm execs face probe over 'financing Islamic State'
    Below, Mediapart re-publishes an investigation into the affair that was originally published in French on May 3rd, 2017, a few days before the second round of the French presidential election which saw a head-to-head between the eventual winner Emmanuel ...
    12/3/2017 - 3:12 am | View Link
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  • French presidential candidate confirms 'massive' hack days ...
    French presidential candidate confirms 'massive' hack days before election. Front-runner Emmanuel Macron tried to build a hack-proof campaign with a detailed plan for ...
    12/8/2017 - 1:26 pm | View Website
  • French presidential election, 2007
    The 2007 French presidential election, the ninth of the Fifth French Republic was held to elect the successor to Jacques Chirac as president of France (and ex officio ...
    12/8/2017 - 3:53 am | View Website
  • French presidential election, 2012
    A presidential election was held in France on 22 April 2012 (or 21 April in some overseas departments and territories), with a second round run-off held on 6 May (or ...
    12/5/2017 - 12:39 pm | View Website
  • Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential ...
    PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, a youthful former investment banker, handily won France’s presidential election on Sunday, defeating the staunch nationalist ...
    10/23/2017 - 10:58 pm | View Website
  • Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in ...
    Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election in a landslide on Sunday, setting himself up to be the youngest president in France's history.
    05/7/2017 - 9:58 am | View Website
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