On this week’s episode of Trend Lines, Célia Belin joins Peter Dörrie to discuss how foreign policy is intersecting with electoral politics in France’s presidential election, and what a possible second term for Macron—or a first term for Le Pen—might look like.
French Presidential Election Preview
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. This time, though, the gap is much narrower, with less than 10 percent separating Macron and Le Pen in opinion polls.