Welcome to France Elects, an in-depth look at the 2022 French election. Will Emmanuel Macron win a second term as president, or will challenges from the left, right and far right end his five years in office.
In this series, the New Statesman’s Europe correspondent Ido Vock will speak to some of the sharpest observers of French politics, delving deep into the big issues shaping the race to lead the EU’s biggest military power and its second-largest economy.
From climate policy to foreign relations, who French voters choose as their leader this year will have implications not just for Europe but for the world.
In this episode, Ido is joined by James McAuley, European affairs columnist for the Washington Post, and Paris-based journalist John Lichfield.
Four questions ahead of France’s 2022 presidential election.
Can anything save the French left?
Could Valérie Pécresse be France’s first female president?
Éric Zemmour: the “TV-friendly fascist” who thinks he can be France’s next president.
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