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Hackers Came, but the French Were Prepared

PARIS — Everyone saw the hackers coming. The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete with phony documents, to confuse the attackers. ...

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Emmanuel Macron Will Take Over as President of France on Sunday

LONDON — Emmanuel Macron will take office as France’s next president on May 14, President François Hollande announced on Monday, a day after Mr. Macron, an independent centrist, defeated Marine Le Pen in a battle for the country’s leadership. Mr. Macron appeared beside Mr. Hollande at a ceremony at the ...

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Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France’s Dark History

PARIS — The French presidential runoff transcended national politics. It was globalization against nationalism. It was the future versus the past. Open versus closed. But in his resounding victory on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist who has never held elected office, won because he was the beneficiary of a ...

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As French Elections Nears, So Does a Step Into the Unknown

PARIS — France’s presidential election on Sunday has already broken all kinds of barriers in a country whose politics seemed frozen for decades. The two candidates are outsiders. The political establishment has been elbowed aside. The tone of the race between the insurgents has shocked many for its raw anger ...

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Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack

PARIS — On the eve of the most consequential French presidential election in decades, the staff of the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron said late Friday that the campaign had been targeted by a “massive and coordinated” hacking operation, one with the potential to destabilize the nation’s democracy before voters go ...

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