French President Francois Hollande held a press conference to relaunch his presidency with a plan to revive the economy and create jobs Monday. But it was overshadowed by reports he was having an affair with an actress.
Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has accused the French socialist government and president of leaking his financial affairs to the press. Fillon has been formally charged with embezzling public funds.
France's Socialists have shifted to the left and the conservatives to the right. Who will succeed President Francois Hollande? DW introduces the candidates who are still in the French presidential race.
When she enters the Elysee Palace on Sunday, Brigitte Macron will take on the role of France's "first lady," a position she hopes to redefine. Over the years, many have shaped the role to suit their personalities.
He is the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic, and is popular abroad. Yet Emmanuel Macron has earned mixed reviews at home in the first 100 days after his election. DW looks at his presidency so far.
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