France risks prolonged political deadlock as opposition parties brush off President Emmanuel Macron's call for "compromises" to keep France governable after an indecisive parliamentary election.
French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out any attempt to create a "government of national unity," saying that political forces need to "collectively" learn how to govern differently.
French voters head to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will decide how much leg room President Emmanuel Macron’s party will be given to implement his domestic agenda.
French President Macron's Ensemble alliance of centrist parties wins 25.75 percent of the popular vote on Sunday, according to official data.
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance was on track to win the largest number of seats in parliament, projections from polling firms showed, though it remains unclear if it will obtain a majority.
Projections show President Macron and his allies, including the new party of his former prime minister Edouard Philippe, could fall short of a majority of 289 by as many as 40 seats.
While the EU recognises the PKK as a terrorist group, many European countries like France and Germany continue to allow PKK and its proxies to operate across their territories.
Centrist politician Borne succeeds Jean Castex as France's prime minister, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country.
Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad protesters who ransacked business premises during May Day demonstrations against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, the French far-left presidential candidate, has become a kingmaker, coming third in the first round. If Macron is cold-shouldered by Melenchon's supporters, far-right Le Pen might have a chance to snatch a victory.
The first round of polls is projected to produce a run-off rematch between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen that could be far tighter than their duel five years ago.
Here is a look at all the hopefuls — from Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to ruralist Jean Lassalle — and the frontrunners Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
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