DossierFrance’s Month of Decision

The timing couldn’t be more fortuitous: as the war in Ukraine unsettles political certainties across Europe and Emmanuel Macron seeks to assert himself in the diplomatic arena, voters will head to the polls for the first round of France’s presidential election on 10 April. The second round is scheduled for two weeks later. In the midst of an unexpected war and a moderate economic recovery, the French electorate will decide whether Macron gets five more years to continue down his centrist, pro-European path, or the country tacks hard to the right or left.

France’s Month of Decision

VideoThe French Elec­tions and the Fu­ture of French Polit­ics

What can we learn from the initial results, what can we expect in the second round, and what does it…