Emmanuel Macron

Why Emmanuel Macron’s chances of becoming French president just went up

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron had reason to cheer on Wednesday when fellow centrist and veteran French politician François Bayrou chose to offer his endorsement rather than throwing his own hat into the ring. In a eagerly-awaited press conference on Wednesday afternoon, where Bayrou was expected by many to announce his own candidature for the […]

French Socialist candidate Hamon touts left unity on Portugal visit

French Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon visited Portugal on Friday and Saturday, citing the hard left’s support for Socialist Antonio Costa’s government as an example for France. He was reluctant to comment on his discussions with another presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, while there. During the visit Hamon was to meet Costa, whose government is supported […]

Emmanuel Macron

France condemns alleged cyber attacks targeting presidential candidate Macron

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are “unacceptable”, France’s foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being behind a flurry of cyberattacks on his campaign website and email […]