The other loser in the French elections

Politico (EU) | Jul 1, 2020 at 4:05 AM
  • John Lichfield is a former foreign editor of the Independent and was the newspaper’s Paris correspondent for 20 years.
  • The far right’s success there is “not only a symbolic triumph but a real breakthrough,” said Le Pen, one that will provide a springboard for triumph in regional elections next year — and presumably position her for another assault on the presidency the year after.
  • Le Pen’s National Rally and Macron’s La République en Marche share similar strengths and weaknesses.