The French Elections

Ryan M.

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The French Presidential Election, a turning point in the fate of the European Union. The first round of elections took place on April 23, 2017. The top two candidates move onto the next round. Then they face off in a second round, where whoever wins the majority wins the election. Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron received the most votes in the first round. Surprisingly, this is the first time in history where both winning candidates are not from major parties. Seventy Seven percent of the French population turned out to vote. Many in the European Union are worried that after Brexit, there could be a Frexit supported by Marine Le Pen’s election. A referendum supporting France’s exit could mark the end of the Union. Many issues facing the country such as terrorism will be pivotal issues that may decide the future of France.

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The French Elections