. The French Election Is a Glimpse at the Volatile Future of Western Politics « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Politico –  Shrouded in the news flowing from Ukraine and Russia, the French presidential campaign was a muted affair this year. Now as we head into the final runoff this weekend, the stakes for France, for Europe and for the global security order are higher than they have been in a long time.

Yet whether Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen is victorious, the election already offers more evidence of the challenges facing mainstream politics, with the collapse of the traditionally dominant parties and populist forces still rising across the West.

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