The centrist former economy minister and the far-right leader are set to contest the run-off on May 7.
The SNP signalled it will agree to an early election, after Theresa May announced a snap poll on the steps of Downing Street.
The Prime Minister's shock decision to seek an early election has many consequences.
Private Conservative polling found the party would lose most of the 27 gains they made from the Lib Dems in 2015. Is this Tim Farron's moment?
"Labour will be offering the country an effective alternative," the opposition leader says.
The prime minister has announced that a Commons vote will be held on Wednesday.
The prime minister announced an early election on 8 June 2017. But how does it work under the rules about a fixed Parliament?
A so-called "progressive alliance" is simply a gift to the Tories and the SNP. It was central to the Tories' 2015 election campaign.
Faced with a conservative parliament, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon would struggle to deliver their promises.
On the eve of the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen holds together a coalition more fractious than it seems.
If the Tories want Brexit to succeed, they'll need to start being a lot nicer to immigrants.
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