Analysis says clues lead to APT 28, a group allegedly behind US election attacks
Journalists could face criminal charges for violating laws preventing influence on vote
Young voters at the great higher education institutions of Paris tell The Independent they don’t want to back a centrist candidate, but would rather abstain than elect Marine Le Pen
Artist warned that far-right candidate's immigration policy was 'not some distant threat'
Many who previously backed far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon say they would rather not vote, spoil their ballot or even back Marine Le Pen than go with the centrist ex-banker
Polls giving Emmanuel Macron a clear victory might be way off as fans of defeated conservative candidate Francois Fillon, though they won’t admit it publicly, turn to Front National in their droves in the privacy of the ballot box
French physicist Serge Galam says voter turnout could affect the result
A victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second round of France's presidential election on 7 May would mean the end of the European Union in its existing form, Germany's Europe minister said on Friday.
'What is at stake is France's make-up, its unity, its membership of Europe and its place in the world'
They had expected her to win the first round, not be convincingly beaten by centrist Macron
Yet what exactly that change will look like remains to be seen
Riot police fire tear-gas to disperse the crowd
Polls indicate result too close to call with one in four voters still making their minds up following latest terrorist attack
An Oxford University study found a quarter of the political stories shared on Twitter were based on misinformation
'Voters for the Front National are very mobilised'
French people are both more resolute in their defiance of terror and not so easily manipulated as some suppose