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Ahmed El Amraoui

French elections 2017

Five things you need to know about France's vote

For the first time in modern history, neither candidate in the decisive second round is from the mainstream parties.

France

'Le Pen's party a living expression of anti-Semitism'

As Sunday's vote nears, the issue of anti-Semitism has raised its head in a country that contributed to the Holocaust.

French elections 2017

Populism: The French election's big winner

How outsider candidates threw the traditional left-right battle into disarray.

France

Paris: El-Baraka community school a blessing to Sevran

Dismayed with prospects available to young people, Faouzi Lellouche and wife Farida built a holistic community school.

France

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Far-right leader gained just 5 percent of the vote in the French capital, but what do Parisians make of her chances?

France

France votes in first round of tight presidential race

Any two of the four leading candidates could reach the second round in a vote that may determine the fate of the EU.

French elections 2017

In a Paris suburb, apathy and fear of Le Pen

Many in Sevran disillusioned with French political class but prepared to mobilise should Le Pen reach the run-off.

France

Why does Le Pen get so much support from young voters?

Experts on French politics say the far-right has successfully attracted young people amid economic decline.

France

In search of alternative media in France

A growing band of activists wants to take on perceived bias in mainstream media outlets, but can they succeed?

France

Fillon and Le Pen: A tale of two scandals

Both candidates are embroiled in financial scandals, but only Fillon has suffered in the polls because of allegations.

Morocco

Moroccan elections: Disappointing voter turnout

Turnout seen as reflection of dissastisfaction with governments' performance and politicians' disconnect from reality.

Morocco

The fall and the rise of Morocco's left

The decline of main socialist party prompts emergence of far-left groups offering fresh alternatives for October vote.