Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
Al Jazeera speaks to people in Paris about their mixed emotions over Emmanuel Macron's presidential win on Sunday.
By the end of Sunday, the European stalwart will have a new leader.
In a speech on Monday, far-right French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen copied comments made two weeks earlier by Francois Fillon, the former frontrunner who was eliminated in the first round of the election, AFP has found.
Conservative candidate Francois Fillon is fighting fresh claims he gave his family highly-paid fake jobs, a scandal threatening to derail his bid to become French president later this year.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has crashed out of the presidential election, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.
A third of French voters declined to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential election, either abstaining or spoiling their ballots - a record rate in nearly half a century.
Pundits and journalists long worried over the possibility that a strategically timed leak could destabilise France's election
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign has been targeted by a group of Russian hackers, according to a report.
A quick look at the two candidates advancing to the runoff of France's Socialist Party presidential primary, and how it works:
French President Francois Hollande is broadening his charm offensive among voters to include groups not normally associated with his ruling Socialists.
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