Macron’s Reelection Bid Just Got More Complicated

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech next to a screen reading “Our Presidential Project for France” during a presidential campaign news conference, Aubervilliers, France, March 17, 2022 (AP photo by Thibault Camus).
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech next to a screen reading “Our Presidential Project for France” during a presidential campaign news conference, Aubervilliers, France, March 17, 2022 (AP photo by Thibault Camus).

French President Emmanuel Macron is comfortably ahead in the polls for the first round of France’s presidential election, which takes place Sunday. With far-right candidate Marine Le Pen likely to finish second, the second-round runoff is shaping up to be a repeat of 2017. But while Macron won in a landslide in 2017 with more than 60 percent of the vote, this time the gap is much narrower, with less than 10 percent separating Macron and Le Pen in opinion polls and the momentum clearly in Le Pen’s favor. Macron came into office on an ambitious and popular foreign policy […]

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