Lead story in French presidential election

Who is leading the presidential race in France?

News

Politicians’ traditionally cosy relationship with the press crumbles

Newspaper claims French presidential candidate sought to profit from relationship

Vying for the same pool of voters, the two candidates look set for election defeat

Attack by rivals underscores candidate’s position as a disruptive force in politics

Bankers and fund managers factor in possible French presidential victory for far right

Opinion & Analysis

Election frontrunners offer radically different visions ahead of first debate

Is it as bad as François Hollande’s critics say? The FT examines the data

Runners and riders in race for French presidency

Centrist French presidential contender outlines Nordic-style economic platform

French National Front leader gains support but election result still in the balance

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