French voters go to the polls on Sunday, May 7, to choose former banker Emmanuel Macron or right wing nationalist Marine Le Pen for President. Across the European Union the result is seen as pivotal.
Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content dealing with the French election.
Germany's Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz has revealed that European leaders are urging him to join Angela Merkel's conservatives in a grand coalition government. The SPD has said it will not rush to a decision.
Speaking on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, President Macron unveiled plans to enact stricter laws and improve police support for victims. "It is time for shame to change camps," he said.
In France, one in fifteen people have difficulty filling out a cheque or understanding the cooking instructions on the back of a packet. It’s one of the worst literacy rates in Europe. President Macron has made tackling this problem one of his priorities. He’s picked a former university director, rather than a politician, as the Education Minister to push through reforms. John Laurenson repots.