The Heat: French Presidential Election

The Heat

French voters will choose between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen in a crucial vote on April 24.

This isn’t the first time the two are going head-to-head. In 2017, the then 39-year-old Macron beat Le Pen – becoming the youngest president in the country’s history.

CGTN’s Ryan Thompson reports from Paris.

Joining the discussion:

  • Yves Sintomer is a researcher at Maison Francaise, a research center in Oxford, England.
  • Remi Piet is a senior partner at Embellie Advisory.
  •  Anton Fedyashin is a professor of history at American University and author of “Liberals Under Autocracy: Modernization and Civil Society in Russia.”
  •  Joav Toker joins is an assistant professor at the American Graduate School in Paris.