French Election

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2022

“French leader Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for what promises to be a very tightly fought presidential election runoff on April 24, pitting a pro-European economic liberal against a far-right nationalist.” (Reuters)

The right argues that Le Pen’s success is due to discontent with the political establishment.

The left is divided about Macron but agrees that a Le Pen victory would be disastrous for Europe.

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