The second part of our double ep on France’s presidential election.
Ahead of the second round, we discuss how likely a Le Pen victory could be and the effect of Zemmour’s candidacy – which appears to have made her seem more centrist. We also debate how the French deep state and EU might react to a Le Pen victory.
We also ask Chris, co-author of Technopopulism, whether this is a classically ‘technopopulist’ election.
Technopopulism: The New Logic of Democratic Politics, Chris Bickerton
The European Union: A Citizen’s Guide, Chris Bickerton