France's rural community is shrinking, but candidates in next week's presidential election are careful to woo farmers, who turn out in higher rates than other voters.
Marine Le Pen polls third across the entire electorate, but second among 18- to 22-year-olds, largely because they see her tough stance on immigration as the answer to their employment struggles.
President Sarkozy is in full attack mode against Socialist frontrunner François Hollande, bringing a rarely seen element to French campaigning.
Jean Luc Mélenchon has suddenly become the No. 3 French presidential candidate, whipping up crowds with his robust leftist rhetoric in a tough election season.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting for reelection in the April 22 presidential poll. Here are the top 5 presidential candidates.
President Sarkozy got credit for deft handling of the deadly attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. But polls indicate the public has other concerns ahead of April elections.
France's presidential campaign had already tilted anti-foreign, anti-Islam. Muslims worry about what will follow revelation that a Muslim was responsible for Jewish school shootings.
The gunman responsible for yesterday's shooting at a Jewish school, who may also be behind last week's attacks of three French soldiers from North Africa, is still at large.
France's interior minister said the alleged shooter was captured on surveillance video videotaping his deadly attack.
Police linked today's shooting at a French Jewish school to two earlier shootings, both of ethnic minorities. Some French are drawing comparisons to the 1999 Columbine High School killings.