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Is France About to Elect a Far-Right President?

Emmanuel Macron appears to have taken reelection for granted.

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Episode Notes

In the French presidential election five years ago, Marine Le Pen lost badly to Emmanuel Macron. Now, Le Pen is back for a rematch—and this time, polls are pretty tight.

Guest: Henry Grabar, staff writer at Slate.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Anna Rubanova and Laura Spencer.

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