As France elects a new president, the candidates' economic programs are being scrutinized. Michael Wohlgemuth from the Open Europe think tank looks at what Le Pen, Macron and others have to offer.
Marine Le Pen has said she would pick a non-member of the far-right National Front party for prime minister if she wins the run-off vote for the presidency. Le Pen herself has stepped aside from the FN leadership.
The two candidates have raised the stakes in France's presidential election. They both seek reform, but offer polarizing visions for France's future and its place in the world. DW examines their positions on hot issues.
Emmanuel Macron did not receive the welcome he was expecting in his hometown, as he was heckled by factory workers. His rival Marine Le Pen appeared to upstage him, making a surprise visit to the factory hours earlier.
Following Francois Fillon's defeat in the first round of the French presidential race, Moscow is taking a close look at the two candidates left. Among many Kremlin politicians, Marine Le Pen is the new preferred choice.
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