#FRANCEVOTES: ELECTION ROUNDUP - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center hosted the virtual event “#FranceVotes: Election roundup” on April 25, 2022.
With five years at the Elysée on the line, the 2022 French presidential election was set to decide the future of France’s political orientation. While incumbent President Emmanuel Macron lead in the polls, his victory was far from certain, and a potential Marine Le Pen win would represent a significant shift away from Macron’s Eurocentric policies. In this high-stakes election, the results served as a referendum on issues ranging from France’s status in NATO and the European Union and its role on the world stage to key domestic policies around immigration and the economy.
This event broke down how the election results may affect France, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship and explore the outlook for the next five years of France’s domestic and foreign policy.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/25/2022