Emmanuel Macron secures approval for his pension reform plan by treating it as an issue of confidence, but the opposition comes close to stopping him.
Two results and a dissolution
Results from the weekend's elections in Cyprus and Monaco, plus yet another early election coming up in Bulgaria.
Two Mediterranean previews
Cyprus and Monaco vote on Sunday in very different elections, but with a common element of constitutional structure.
France's Socialists again find themselves split down the middle over their leadership and the direction it should take.
French Socialists seek a direction
The head of France's Socialist Party has been forced to a second round in his quest for re-election, with his policy of co-operation with the far left at issue.
Making parliamentarism work in France
Emmanuel Macron's prime minister survives a vote of no confidence, despite an unusual alliance of left and far right.
A look at the French figures
Emmanuel Macron has suffered a major setback in France's parliamentary election, but he and his party are not without reserves of strength.
Four big results
Four results with conflicting lessons, in Australia, France, Spain and Colombia.
France’s final round
The marathon French election year reaches a climax on Sunday with the choice of a parliament that will sustain – or not – president Macron's government.
Macron hanging on
France's president is by no means assured of a parliamentary majority, but voters may opt for stability rather than divided counsel.