Marine Le Pen

French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates with supporters in front of the Eiffel Tower Paris, France

To Europe’s relief, France’s Macron wins, but far-right gains


French President Emmanuel Macron secures a second term in office. Acknowledging that “numerous” voters cast ballots for him simply to keep out the fiercely nationalist far-right Marine Le Pen, he pledged to reunite the country.

A screen shows French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at her election day headquarters, in Paris

French duel: Macron vs Le Pen fight for presidency

Posters of French President Emmanuel Macron and centrist candidate for reelection in Saint Pee sur Nivelle, southwestern France

Ukraine and COVID give Macron a boost in the polls ahead of French elections

Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest white nationalist type groups in the country, speaks during a rally at the state capital in Little Rock, Arkansas,

White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat

Protesters hold an anti-violence banner in Paris.

Parisians don red scarves calling for end to yellow vest violence

Marion Maréchal stands behind a podium and speaks in front of a backdrop of a photo of the US capitol

Le Pen’s niece opens grad school to train new generation of French far-right leaders

Marion Maréchal — previously known as Marion Maréchal Le Pen — quit politics last year and dropped her famous last name, but she hasn’t dropped her focus on giving the far-right a boost. Maréchal’s latest endeavor has been to start a school aimed at training the ultra-conservative elite in France.

An ambulance driver in France is shown kicking a can of smoke with French riot police in the background.

France’s Macron hunts for way out of ‘yellow vest’ crisis

Global Politics

France’s prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as President Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that led to widespread rioting in Paris.

Le Pen Macron posters

Why French pollsters do it better

Global Politics

French pollsters have spent the past 15 years working out a strategy to get a more accurate picture of National Front supporters.

Official posters of the candidates for the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, left, head of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards!, and Marine Le Pen, of French National Front (FN).

Does it matter who won the French election? It might matter more who’s running Facebook.

Global Politics

Technology is transforming societies more deeply than the political vibrations of 2017.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets an adoring crowd in Cannes, France on November 4, 2011.

The French have been desperate for Obama to get involved in their politics. He just did.

Global Politics

President Barack Obama is a superstar in France. French voters even wish he were the one running.