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24 Apr
Can she erase the memory of meltdown in 2017? Trailing in the polls, Marine Le Pen has got ground to make up when she squares off with Emmanuel Macron in the one and only French presidential election candidates' debate. It is an exercise that matters in a nation that takes its politics seriously.
23 Apr
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have outlined differing visions for the French economy ahead of Sunday's election. The presidential candidates want to tackle the top issue for French voters: the rising cost of living. Daniela Ordonez, Chief French Economist at Oxford Economics, breaks down the different proposals and what they would cost the French state.
23 Apr
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have outlined differing visions for the French economy ahead of Sunday's election. The presidential candidates want to tackle the top issue for French voters: the rising cost of living. Daniela Ordonez, Chief French Economist at Oxford Economics, breaks down the different proposals and what they would cost the French state.
23 Apr
Going into Sunday's winner-takes-all runoff vote, French President Emmanuel Macron is leading several polls. But nationalist Marine Le Pen is not far behind. Both are hoping to woo undecided leftist voters.
22 Apr
With three days to go before the second and final round of the French presidential election, it's time for our final show. We focus on the traditional highlight of the campaign: the fiery debate between the finalists. The incumbent was anxious not to appear condescending, while Marine Le Pen tried to reassure voters that she could be presidential. Our reporters followed both candidates on their last stops of the campaign trail. Plus, FRANCE 24's Karina Chabour explores what heartbroken left-wing voters might decide to do on Sunday.
21 Apr
French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen face off in their only debate ahead of Sunday's presidential run-off. For Le Pen, who lags behind Macron in voter surveys, the confrontation is a chance to persuade voters that she has the stature to be president and that they should not fear seeing the far right in power.
19 Apr
Six days ahead of the final presidential vote in the eurozone's second largest economy, far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen has never been closer to the Élysée Palace, but her spectacular rise in the polls appears to be stagnating as incumbent Emmanuel Macron steps up his campaign. FRANCE 24's Maya-Anaïs Yataghène delves into the latest April Surprise. Plus, just days before the run-off, Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the EU fraud agency accusing Le Pen of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament.
18 Apr
The two candidates vying to be the next French president have defended their position on Muslim headscarves. The covering is already outlawed in schools and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wants a nationwide ban.
18 Apr
The two candidates vying to be the next French president have defended their position on Muslim headscarves. The covering is already outlawed in schools and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wants a nationwide ban.
18 Apr
French prosecutors are looking into a EU report which accuses far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and her associates of embezzling over €600,000.
17 Apr
The focus of the battle for the French presidential runoff is now turning to international strategy: FRANCE 24's Clovis Casali tells us all about Marine Le Pen's foreign policy plans. The far-right candidate warns against sending any more weapons to Ukraine and is calling for a rapprochement between NATO and Russia once Moscow's war in Ukraine winds down.
15 Apr
Just 10 days ahead of a runoff that will determine who will lead the European Union's second-largest economy for the next five years, opinion polls show incumbent President Emmanuel Macron is slightly ahead of his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. FRANCE 24's reporters Julia Kim and Florence Villeminot attended their latest rallies. Plus, our Campaign Commentator Angela Diffley delves into the latest referendum frenzy among the candidates.

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