In 1981, I was there at la Bastille as François Mitterrand won control of the Élysée after 25 years of unbroken right-wing rule.
As the polls began to close at about seven o’clock on Sunday evening, there was a distinctly weird atmosphere in the streets of Paris. It was about then that you could sense François Hollande had made it at last.
The success of the Pirate Party and Italian comedian Beppe Grillo is symptomatic of our times.
Europe will turn to angry nationalisms unless an alternative to austerity is found.
Golden Dawn's ugly press conference.
The coalition of the radical left leads the second round of talks.
Voters rejected austerity and they rejected the political establishment.
Voters have punished incumbents of every stripe for hard times.
A political consensus shattered.
Sarkozy's vulgar desire to party put a curse on his presidency.
Relief at the end of Breivik’s testimony was short-lived
The mass murderer said that the song "Children of the Rainbow" was a Marxist brainwashing tool.
It’s been quite a month for the populist right in Europe: Marine Le Pen, the Front National (FN) candidate in the French presidential elections, took 17.9 per cent of the vote in the first round; Geert Wilders of the Party for Freedom (PVV) brought down the Dutch government, forcing new election
Television has exposed the mass murderer for who he really is.
Exit polls put Socialist candidate ahead of Sarkozy as support for Le Pen surges.
The prosecution has deconstructed Breivik’s elaborate fantasies.
The most shocking thing about Breivik is how many people agree with his opinions.
A victory for the French Socialist candidate would be of historic significance.
It would have been a lot neater, and no doubt a lot more comforting, if Anders Behring Breivik had been declared too insane to stand trial.
Black face, genital mutilation: the grossest cake of all time?
The right-wing extremist admits killing 77 people but claims it was self-defence.
Your guide to the candidates in today's French election.
The French presidential election will show whether the European left is bouncing back or in possibly
From Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen to François Hollande, politicians scrambled to look as if they weren’
In the poor outer suburbs of France's major cities, a generation's alienation has erupted into viole
Suspect had fought with Taliban in Afghanistan
Three children and a teacher dead after gunman opens fire on school, before escaping on a motorbike.
No EU member state should be honouring members of the biggest Jew-killing machine in world history.