French presidential election 2017

I fit the left’s conception of a populist like a bespoke glove

25 March 2017 9:00 am

My joints were aching suddenly and unaccountably — fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, toes — so I cried off the dinner…

Who’s behind the mysterious rise of Emmanuel Macron?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is suddenly a real contender to be the next French president

Marine Le Pen won’t be president this time. She’s still winning

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The Front National leader will struggle to win the presidency this time, but she’s running rings around France’s mainstream right

François Hollande has found a shameful saviour

28 May 2016 9:00 am

France’s president is looking more hopeless than ever. But French politics is such a mess that he’ll probably survive

France’s divided centre-right must delight Marine Le Pen

12 September 2015 9:00 am

The leaders of the Républicains avoid Le Pen’s coarse language, but many offer similar immigration policies