Party leader Marine Le Pen is running on a protectionist agenda that appeals to some entrepreneurs in France, but is feared by all those favoring free trade and the European Union.
The runoff election in France pits diametrical visions for Europe against each other: Liberal-socialist Emmanuel Macron and populist-conservative Marine Le Pen. For Brussels, the outcome can mean any number of things.
Emmanuel Macron's supporters appeared confident after his victory in the first round of the French presidential elections. But his opponent, far-right Marine Le Pen, is trailing less than 1 million votes behind him.
France's centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will go on to the run-off vote in two weeks time, according to preliminary official results from the first round. DW brings you the latest.
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.
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