Euronews says Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble alliance has lost its absolute majority in the French National Assembly, just two months after he was re-elected as president.
France24 says with 52.49 percent of voters choosing to stay away on Sunday, France recorded its highest-ever abstention rate in the first round of the legislative elections, surpassing the 2017 record by a full point.
The Metro says The French President has been pelted with tomatoes days after being re-elected.
The Guardian says Emmanuel Macron narrowly missed being hit by a bag of tomatoes during a surprise visit to a working-class area north of Paris.
France24 says Macron was the target of a bunch of tomatoes hurled by a disgruntled onlooker as he made his first public appearance after his weekend re-election victory.
The Metro says Two people have been shot dead by police in Paris, hours after President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election.
The Guardian says the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron has vowed to unite a divided France after winning a second term as French president.
Monday’s front pages.
Reaction as Macron wins second term – whilst he revels in victory, he must be thinking about how he will unite a broken France. French
France24 says French President Emmanuel Macron has seen off his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to secure five years more years at the helm of Europe’s second economy.
Macron accuses Le Pen’s idea of Europe would mean an end to the EU. French political candidates clash in the final days before the election.
France24 says French President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen went head-to-head in a bruising televised debate on Wednesday.
France24 says a pivotal moment in the race for the Élysée Palace, the debate between President Macron and Marine Le Pen has been shrouded in controversy over the choice of mediator.
Daily Express says the French presidential candidate said she had no intention of taking France out of the EU but applauded the UK for freeing itself from the “Brussels strait-jacket”.
Marine Le Pen signals the end of the EU and has a real chance of becoming France’s president: what would be the consequences of her
France24 says French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday backed closer ties between NATO and Russia, adding that if she won the presidency Paris would once again leave the military command of the US-led alliance.
French elections: Le Pen and Macron face off in French elections as far right Le Pen gains ground, election set to be a tight race.
France24 says Why Macron will need to work his socks off to beat Le Pen this time
Aljazeera says election runoff an image of a polarised France, analysts say. It was an outcome predicted by many, and a repeat of the same vote five years ago
The Conversation says first round of the French election: apparent stability, yet a profound reconfiguration.
The Guardian says France faces a brutal two-week campaign over the country’s future, as the centrist incumbent, Emmanuel Macron, faces the far-right Marine Le Pen for the presidency.
Monday’s front pages.
Marine Le Pen continues to close the gap on Emmanuel Macron, according to the latest polling ahead of the French Presidential elections. The two leading
French far-right presidential contender Eric Zemmour says Ukrainians welcome, but not Arab refugees. The Far-right contender has been criticised and is on the back foot
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have progressed to the runoff on 7 May.