2022-04-11 12:19:48

Will the Far Right Win in France? President Emmanuel Macron to Face Marine Le Pen in Runoff

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are headed to a runoff on April 24 after winning the most votes in France’s first round of presidential elections on Sunday. Democracy Now! speak with Rokhaya Diallo, a French journalist and writer, who says France’s political landscape is now dominated by three parties — the far-right, the liberal right, and the left, led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who urged his supporters to not vote for Le Pen in the next election. Diallo also explains how Le Pen — who ran against Macron in the last presidential election — has since softened her xenophobic rhetoric. “She has hidden the real agenda of the National Rally, which is explicitly anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and sexist,” says Diallo.

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