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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Macron won 66.1%, Le Pen 33.9% in French vote – final results

May 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Macron received a total of 20 753 797 votes compared with 10 644 118 for Marine Le Pen the ministry announces the day after the landmark election

MACRON WON. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, 2017, following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

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May 08, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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France's Macron files complaint after Le Pen's 'offshore account' claim

May 04, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Judicial sources say prosecutors in Paris opened a probe following the complaint from Macron which comes 3 days before Sunday s presidential run off against Le Pen

MACRON"S COMPLAINT. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits the European cemetery of Bologhine in Algiers on February 14, 2017.  Macron is winding up his two-day visit to Algeria. File photo by AFP

French candidate Le Pen announces euroskeptic PM pick, if elected

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Le Pen says she wants to build up France s borders take it out of the eurozone and hold a referendum on the nation s EU membership

NEXT PM? National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen names Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as next Prime Minister if she wins the second round. Photo from Nicolas Dupont-Aignan's Twitter

France's Le Pen struggles with fear of far-right

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Marine Le Pen has a tricky balancing act ahead of the runoff: keeping her core far right supporters happy while appealing to a wider electorate who need to be reassured

LE PEN. President of the French far-right party and presidential candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections Marine Le Pen smiles during the inauguration of her campaign headquarters in Paris on November 16, 2016. File photo by Alaine Jocard/AFP

Lock-up cell, Duterte, Le Pen | Midday wRap

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED Pawn Storm also known as APT28 is also believed to be behind the attacks on the US Democratic National Committee thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton s presidential bid

MACRON. French presidential election candidate for the En Marche movement Emmanuel Macron gestures as speaks during an event on March 8, 2017, in Paris. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far right leader Marine Le Pen are set to go head to head in the second round of France s presidential election on May 7

SECOND ROUND. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Duterte, Abu Sayyaf, French elections | Midday wRap

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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France's presidential election: How the world is reacting

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Here are some of the reactions to the projected results of the first round of the French elections

MACRON. Emmanuel Macron gives a thumbs-up sign to a cheering crowd. Photo from Emmanuel Macron's Twitter page.

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Macron tops Sunday s first round with 23 9 of votes slightly ahead of National Front FN leader Le Pen with 21 4 according to near final results from the interior ministry

LE PEN AND MACRON. Emmanuel Macron photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP. Marine Le Pen photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The unpredictable race narrows dramatically with surveys suggesting 4 candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run off election a fortnight later

LE PEN AND MACRON. Emmanuel Macron photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP. Marine Le Pen photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Magistrates to probe France's Fillon over 'fake jobs'

Feb 25, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Conservative candidate Francois Fillon dismisses the claims as politically motivated

French member of Parliament and candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of France's 2017 presidential elections, Francois Fillon smiles as he delivers a speech following the first results of the primary's second round on November 27, 2016, at his campaign headquarters in Paris. AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

French presidential favorites head for debate showdown

Oct 12, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The brash Nicolas Sarkozy 61 is waging an uphill fight for a return to the office he held from 2007 to 2012 lagging far behind his mild mannered 71 year old rival Alain Juppe in voter surveys

FRONTRUNNERS. A combination of photographs created in Paris on September 21, 2016 shows candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election, mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe (L) pictured on January 20, 2012 in Paris and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy pictured on November 30, 2014 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Martin Bureau/AFP

Political earthquake in France as far right triumphs in EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The National Front led by Marine Le Pen secures 26 of the vote guaranteeing the party around a third of France s 74 seats in the European Parliament

VICTORY. Marine Le Pen leaves the stage after delivering her speech after the far-right National Front is the top vote winner in France's election for the European Parliament, near Paris, France, May 25, 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

Can Hollande save Europe?

May 07, 2012 - 1:49 PM

As austerity fatigue sets in across Europe Francois Hollande s call for a switch of focus has found wide support

MERCI BEAUCOUP. France's president-elect Francois Hollande gestures to the crowd at the victory rally after he was proclaimed winner of the French presidential runoff election, at the Bastille in Paris, France, May 7 2012. Photo courtesy of the Parti socialiste (Socialist Party of France).

Euro falls after polls in France, Greece

May 07, 2012 - 6:43 AM

UPDATED Left wingers hold Bastille mega party for France s new Socialist leader In Greece ruling parties struck by earthquake vote

Sarkozy closes on Hollande as France elects president

May 06, 2012 - 10:45 AM

France goes to the polls Sunday May 6 with frontrunner Francois Hollande hoping voters will reject Nicolas Sarkozy s record in office and make him the country s first Socialist president since 1995

Libya funded Sarkozy 2007 campaign: ex-Libya PM's lawyers

May 03, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Lawyers for former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al Mahmudi said the Khadafi regime helped bankroll the 2007 campaign of French president Nicolas Sarkozy

French vote debate fierce but no knock-out blow

May 03, 2012 - 7:00 AM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy launches fierce assaults on his Socialist rival Francois Hollande in their pre poll debate

Meet Francois Hollande, the anti-Sarkozy

Apr 23, 2012 - 6:46 AM

Socialist Francois Hollande is the exact opposite of Nicolas Sarkozy but recent weeks have also exposed his weaknesses

MONSIEUR LE PRÉSIDENT? Francois Hollande at a political rally in Bourget, France, 22 Jaunary 2012. Photo courtesy of the Francois Hollande official website

Socialist favored as France heads for presidential vote

Apr 19, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Nicolas Sarkozy faces serious threat from Socialist candidate Francois Hollande in France s first round of presidential election

FRANCE'S NEXT PRESIDENT? Francois Hollande (center) at a rally at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris, March 18, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Francois Hollande campaign website.

French keen on abstaining in polls

Apr 02, 2012 - 10:34 AM

A record number of French voters are frustrated with a lackluster presidential campaign