The first round of polls is projected to produce a run-off rematch between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen that could be far tighter than their duel five years ago.
Here is a look at all the hopefuls — from Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to ruralist Jean Lassalle — and the frontrunners Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour offers limited welcome to Ukrainians, says Arab refugees still unwelcome in the country.
French President Emmanuel Macron announces he will seek a second term in office at elections next month, with Russia's war in Ukraine likely to eclipse the campaign but boost his chances.
The firebrand far-right candidate was provided his platform by a multi-billionaire media mogul – but it had some strings attached.
Eric Zemmour, who will run for president in April election, says, "I don't want to hear the muezzin's voice in France, and if I become president, I won't."
Working in cahoots with the state, French journalists are accused of indulging in anti-Muslim propaganda in the run-up to the country's presidential elections.
An increasingly toxic election environment is playing out on the country's television sets, with the far-right enjoying the most coverage.
Suspiciously, Emmanuel Macron is revitalising the memory of a Black woman at the same time as he is being accused of appeasing racists.
With presidential elections drawing near, the French government looks for ways to draw in far-right voters.
Far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour launches his presidential campaign in front of thousands of supporters at an event marred by fighting and anti-fascist protests.
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