Macron seeks to salvage power after France vote upset
Meanwhile the far-right under Marine Le Pen posted the best legislative performance in its history, becoming the strongest single opposition party with 89 seats, up from eight in the outgoing chamber.
Macron loses parliament majority in stunning setback
The result from the second round poll threw French politics into turmoil, raising the prospect of a paralysed legislature or messy coalitions with Macron forced to reach out to new allies.
Final polls cast doubt on Macron majority ahead of weekend vote
The figures indicate that voting intentions have remained largely unchanged since the first round of voting last weekend despite energetic campaigning by a new leftwing alliance that is promising to thwart Macron's plans.
Macron’s majority in doubt after first-round of parliament vote
If Macron's coalition does fall short, it is expected to lead to messy bill-by-bill deals with right-wing parties in parliament, or he would have to try to poach opposition or independent MPs to his side.
Macron or Le Pen: France faces stark choice for president
Opinion polls in recent days give Macron a solid and slightly growing lead although a surprise Le Pen victory cannot entirely be ruled out.
Macron promises more police on streets as rivals criticise him on security
Macron has not officially announced he will seek a second mandate but there is little doubt he will throw his hat in the ring.
French president visits Polynesia to ‘strike back at obvious Chinese lust’
France, the US, Japan and other governments worry China is seeking to gain influence in their strategic spheres.
France’s generous pension system needs reform, but can Macron risk doing it?
Changing the pension system is divisive and could risk losing Macron the presidential election next year.
French president slapped in the face while greeting crowd
Two people have been detained and are being questioned.
France to punish ex-generals for ‘civil war’ with Islamists letter
Retired and serving French soldiers are meant to stay out of politics and religion on pain of serious penalties.
EU Covid jab crisis happened because we didn’t ‘shoot for the stars’, says Macron
He blames the slow pace of vaccine rollouts in the EU on leaders' failure to anticipate how fast vaccines would be developed.
Macron decries Islamic separatism, defends right to blaspheme
Emmanuel Macron says freedom in France includes the freedom to believe or not to believe, which cannot be separated from the freedom of expression.