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Politics Podcast: Why A Once-Fringe Candidate Is Now A Serious Contender For The French Presidency

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On Sunday, French voters will head to the polls over over again to lift their president for the subsequent 5 years. After narrowing down the checklist of candidates in the well-known round on April 10, voters will lift between the incumbent, centrist Emmanuel Macron, and much-correct candidate Marine Le Pen. This runoff can lend a hand as a rematch of the election 5 years ago, when a comparatively unknown Macron obtained two-thirds of the vote. This time, nevertheless, the creep looks to be unparalleled closer. In step with POLITICO Europe’s “Pollof Polls,” 55 p.c enhance Macron and 45 p.c enhance Le Pen.

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with POLITICO Europe’s Cornelius Hirsch and Clea Caulcutt about the dynamics at play in the election. As Macron has occupied the center of the political spectrum in France, with a specialize in cooperation among European international locations, the opposition occasions enjoy moved toward a nationalist, populist agenda.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke

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