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Will 2022 be the foreign affairs election?

Macron has been compared with François Mitterrand in his approach to international diplomacy.

Welcome to France Elects, an in-depth look at the 2022 French presidential 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 deeply into the big issues shaping the race to lead the EU’s biggest military power and its second-largest economy.

In this episode, we focus on foreign affairs. Ido speaks to Tara Varma from the European Council on Foreign Relations and the New Statesman’s writer-at-large, Jeremy Cliffe. Plus, the latest on the opinion polls with the New Statesman’s polling expert, Ben Walker.

Further Reading:

Hoping to stave off war in Ukraine, Macron goes to Moscow.

As tensions with Russia build, Macron highlights splits within Nato.

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