Election economics: French presidential candidates lay out spending plans
01 April 2022 | 1:58 pm
Stephen Carroll and Kate Moody take a look at the economic promises being made by the candidates in France's presidential election. The cost of living is the biggest issue for voters, whereas the topic of government debt – a subject that has dominated previous elections – is largely absent from this year's campaign. We examine what the presidential hopefuls are promising in terms of combatting inflation, creating jobs and reforming the tax system.
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