France heads to the polls Sunday to pick its next president. The contest has come down to two – far right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Meanwhile, voters in the Republic of Korea head to the polls to vote for a new leader, next week. The Republic of Korea votes to replace impeached President Park Guen-hye. The election has revealed deep divisions among the population over priorities and politics.
To discuss what’s at stake in this upcoming French election:
- Frank Romano, a professor of law, literature and history at the University of Paris Oueste
- Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent for the German newspaper, Die Welt
The Heat: Weekly Round table on ROK, French Elections Pt 1To discuss what's at stake in this upcoming French election is Frank Romano, a professor of law, literature and history at the University of Paris Oueste and Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent for the German newspaper, Die Welt.
For an in-depth conversation about the vote in the ROK:
- Myung-Koo Kang, a political science professor at New York’s Baruch College
- Qinduo Xu, a political analyst for China Radio International
- Ivan Eland, director of the center on peace and liberty at the Independent Institute