Emmanuel Macron has won the race for the French presidency. The 39-year-old independent centrist beats far-right rival Marine Le Pen to get the keys to the Elysee Palace. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading
NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
Voters in Paris say they are worried about the possible results of the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election.
With some 24 hours left to pick their candidate in the first round of the French presidential election, voters in Paris say many issues will be difficult to solve regardless of who wins the tight race.
Friends and detractors of Francois Fillon seek to bridge divisions and put the candidate’s presidential campaign back on track despite a damaging financial scandal.
French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading