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Experts react: Macron and Le Pen advance to the run-off in the French presidential election

Lorimer, Marta ORCID: 0000-0002-9214-3898, Vitiello, Thomas, Lees, David, Glencross, Andrew and Parsons, Nick (2017) Experts react: Macron and Le Pen advance to the run-off in the French presidential election. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Apr 2017). Website.

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France held the first round of its presidential election on 23 April, with Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen making it to the second round. The centrist Macron is projected to have won 23.8 percent of the vote, while the Front National’s leader Le Pen came second with 21.5 percent. For the first time since the 1970s, no candidate from either mainstream party has made it through to the run-off, pointing at the possibility of a radical realignment in French politics. Keep an eye on this page for more expert reactions coming in throughout the day. Marta Lorimer: “Macron is expected to win the election, but it is still unclear whether he will be able to govern” Thomas Vitiello: “The recomposition of the French left has started” David Lees: “It would be unwise to write off Le Pen just yet” Andrew Glencross: “Neither candidate would have made it this far if it was not for the confluence of short-term and long-term crises in French society” Nick Parsons: “The blurring of ideological divisions may make the run-off vote closer than expected”

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:01

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