Traditional parties tank, radicals surge in first round of French presidential race
12 April 2022 | 5:09 am
We look at the major takeaways from the first round of the French presidential election, which saw Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the run-off on April 24. The French press focuses on the rise of far-right and far-left candidates as well as the decline of centrist parties. Meanwhile, international papers report on how a win for either Macron or Le Pen would affect European support for Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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