1 Article by: Pauline Graulle

Pauline Graulle is a contributor at Mediapart.

France’s Divided Left Is Struggling to Challenge the Macron–Le Pen Duopoly

Emmanuel Macron’s first term has seen him wage war on yellow vest protesters, trade unions, and France’s Muslims, undermining his image as a shiny progressive. Yet as the 2022 presidential election draws closer, the broad left is divided — and faces a tough challenge to avoid another runoff between Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen.