The next Elections to the European Parliament are expected to be held in 23–26 May . In January , the French government unveiled a bill which would switch the country from using regional constituencies to a single nationwide. Past analyses of the role of the Internet in politics have described it as an underused tool in election campaigns (de Landtsheer et al., ; Kluver et al., ;. French far-right leader Marine LePen does not have the funds she needs for her presidentialelection campaign next year, as banks continue to decline tolend to.
A post shared by Carla Bruni carlabruniofficial on May 7, at 3: I t has just 10 permanent residents but the French island of Chausey has valiantly managed to keep its voting station open.
The result there is unlikely to swing the presidential election one way or another, but locals and people with holiday homes on the island, which lies off the Normandy and Brittany coasts, insist on maintaining their right to exercise their democratic duty there.
M any holiday home-owners and the local hotel owner have registered to vote on Chausey, bringing the total number of registered voters to around fifty.
H e opens his establishment from March to October and spends the rest of the year in the south of France. In a Paris voting station, this bin is where you throw away one of two slips - for Le Pen or Macron - before putting other one in the urn pic.
A spokeswoman for Betfair said the odds of Mr Macron winning were greater than 90 per cent - but that has deterred few from putting their money on Ms Le Pen.
F rench police have said the evacuation of a courtyard outside the Louvre where Team Macron will hold a post-election party was just a precaution.
She is not, in any meaningful sense, Right-wing at all. She wants wealth taxes, higher social spending, limited working hours, worker control of companies, tariffs.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Isil called for "lone wolf" attacks to be carried out by extremists in France in the run up to the election.
M r Hollande, the leader of the Socialist Party, has the not-lightly-bestowed title of being France's least popular president in living memory.
Only 26 per cent viewed him favourably during his tenure, according to one poll, which is the worst score since records began.
M s Len Pen repeatedly attacked Mr Hollande for taking a weak stance on Islamic extremism during the campaign trail, claiming that relaxed immigration and security policies allowed terrorist atrocities such as the November Paris massacre to happen.
Ms Le Pen voted in Henin-Beaumont in the northern rustbelt where many former Left-wing voters have switched their allegiance to the Front National.
I f you're just joining us, here is a quick video to bring you up to speed on what exactly took place and whether it could affect the election.
Neither candidate is allowed to comment on the attack, so at this rate we won't find out how badly it affected morale in Camp Macron until after the vote.
T he country's 47 million registered voters are being asked to choose between Mr Macron's business-friendly, pro-European vision and Ms Le Pen's protectionist, closed-borders view that resonates with workers left behind by globalisation.
M any political observers say that her victory, after the euro crisis and the Brexit referendum, would likely signify the beginning of the end for the EU.
T he couple met in , when Macron was just 15 years old, and a pupil at a private school in Amiens. Brigitte, born into a wealthy family of chocolatiers in , was his literature teacher, and a married mother of three.
Find out more here. A s of midday, the turnout for today's vote is just Voter turnout for French presidential runoff at midday was J ean-Marie Le Pen has issued an extraordinary attack on his daughter, claiming she lacks the right qualities to become president.
I n an interview with the Sunday Times in Paris, he complained his daughter had not sought his advice during the campaign and ignored his emails expressing support.
He insisted that he does want Ms Le Pen to win the election, pointing out he as "called unequivocally for people to vote Marine. However, he went on to say that his year-old granddaughter, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, would have been a better candidate.
We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.
Visit our adblocking instructions page. Home News Sport Business. As his wife, she mentored, coached and advised him during his presidential campaign.
France facing 'immense task' to rebuild European unity M acron says that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats.
Trump realDonaldTrump May 7, Marine Le Pen concedes defeat to Emmanuel Macron. Moment Emmanuel Macron is announced as France's new president.
Voters chose a European future A s widely reported, Macron was the pro-EU candidate in this race, and Brussels chiefs are absolutely delighted with his win.
France's polling agencies say that makes him the victor, and the next president of France. An abstention rate of 26 per cent would be the lowest in France since Medics tried to revive him but a doctor later pronounced him dead.
It's also lower than 's second round of voting which was around 70 per cent. A caveat - this is an early prediction. The courtyard was evacuated earlier today amid security concerns.
Louvre shutdown a "precaution" F rench police have said the evacuation of a courtyard outside the Louvre where Team Macron will hold a post-election party was just a precaution.
She did not give further details. The evacuation was ordered by police according to AP. France is on high alert following a spate of terror attacks in Paris, Normandy and Nice.
It appears that some disgruntled voters have decided to stay at home instead. Marine hasn't got what it takes J ean-Marie Le Pen has issued an extraordinary attack on his daughter, claiming she lacks the right qualities to become president.
We've noticed you're adblocking. The euro jumped against the dollar to its highest level since November as investors bet that the chances of Le Pen winning power were fading.
Stocks got a lift too -- futures markets indicated gains of more than 0. The result mirrored others -- such as the British vote to leave the European Union and the US election of Donald Trump -- where voters have rejected traditional elites.
Le Pen and Macron are now set to face each other in a runoff election on May 7. Who is Marine Le Pen? Her advancement to the second round is not without precedent -- her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, made it to a runoff against the then-incumbent Jacques Chirac in , only to suffer a devastating loss when anti-extremist voters rallied against the National Front leader.
French presidential candidate for the En Marche! A huge cheer went up at Macron's campaign headquarters as news of the results came through.
As his supporters waved Tricolour flags, and those of the EU, Macron told a rally in Paris he would carry "the voice of hope that we want for our country and for Europe," into the second round.
Who is Emmanuel Macron? Sunday's first round contest was held under tight security after a terror attack in Paris Thursday night disrupted the final day of campaigning Friday.
With 11 names on the ballot, no single candidate had been expected to win an outright majority; instead the top two candidates will face a second and final ballot on May 7.
As the results became clear, French politicians and several of the defeated candidates appeared to throw their support behind Macron -- or to speak out against Le Pen.
Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tweeted an appeal to all voters to back Macron in the second round, "to combat the National Front's disastrous project to take France backwards and to divide the French people.
Speaking at his campaign headquarters, Hamon said he took full responsibility for the poor result, and urged his supporters to vote for Macron to defeat Le Pen in the second round, "even if he is not left-wing.
Fillon , the mainstream Republican candidate, was an early favorite for the presidency, but his campaign stumbled because of a scandal over claims he paid his wife and children for work they did not do.
He denies any wrongdoing. He told his supporters, "we have to choose what is preferable for our country, and I am not going to rejoice.
The President of the French Republic is elected to a five-year term in a two-round election under Article 7 of the constitution: Because Emmanuel Macron took office on 14 May , the transition of power is slated to take place on 13 May , meaning that the first round of the presidential election will be held between 8 and 23 April , with the second round held two weeks after the first.
To be listed on the first-round ballot, candidates must secure signatures often referred to as parrainages from national or local elected officials from at least 30 different departments or overseas collectivities , with no more than a tenth of these signatories from any single department.
According to the report, the leadership of the party seriously considered the possibility of not presenting a socialist candidate in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Next French presidential election. The Republicans France leadership election,