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The French Conundrum

Adriano Bosoni
Senior Europe Analyst, Stratfor
Apr 22, 2017 | 13:21 GMT
A French and a European flag fly in front of the Lille courthouse. French voters will decide on the future of the country -- and, as a result, that of the Continental bloc -- in the 2017 presidential elections.
Facing slow economic growth at home and discord within the European Union, French voters will decide on the future of the country -- and, as a result, that of the Continental bloc -- in the 2017 presidential elections.
(DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

France's 2017 presidential election could determine more than just who the country's next president will be. After years of economic decline and shaken by terrorist attacks at home and elsewhere in Europe, many French voters are disenchanted with traditional political parties, dubious of the country's economic prospects, and uncertain of its role in Europe and the world. During the next presidential election, set for April 2017, voters will reveal the extent of change in France, setting the course of the country's future and that of the European Union as a whole....

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