Electoral campaign flyers for France’s President Emmanuel Macron and presidential candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen. Photo: Bloomberg
Electoral campaign flyers for France’s President Emmanuel Macron and presidential candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen. Photo: Bloomberg
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Why this week’s French elections matter to the rest of the world

  • France is the EU’s second largest economy, the only one with a UN Security Council veto, and its sole nuclear power
  • France is a vital friend for America – Presidents Biden and Macron are now on solid terms, despite last year’s spat over an Australian submarine deal

Electoral campaign flyers for France’s President Emmanuel Macron and presidential candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen. Photo: Bloomberg
Electoral campaign flyers for France’s President Emmanuel Macron and presidential candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen. Photo: Bloomberg
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