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Political analysts say the continued rise of the far-right will give Emmanuel Macron a tough challenge over the coming years.
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.
Although Macron’s win in the presidential elections seems like the defeat of the far-right, experts believe the results say something different, and more insidious..
President Emmanuel Macron is so far in the lead to win re-election over far-right rival Marine Le Pen with results predicted to be closer than in 2017.
Both candidates are particularly keen to woo the electorate of hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who finished a strong third in the first round.
Right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen has wants to ban Muslim headscarf in public places, while Emmanuel Macron says there will be no changes to his own policies.
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.
All political campaigning is now banned in France ahead of the first round of polls on Sunday, with Macron and Le Pen in the lead so far.
Marine Le Pen says she will use referendums to try to avoid constitutional challenges to many of her proposed laws on the basis that they are discriminatory and an infringement on personal freedoms.
President Emmanuel Macron has told France Inter radio that he did not manage to stem the rise of right-wing politics in France as he seeks re-election at the polls this month.
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