Reflections

Has France's Fifth Republic Run Its Course?

May 5, 2017 | 22:50 GMT
French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen (L) faces off against Emmanuel Macron. Voters go to the polls on Sunday to determine who will hold one of the most powerful democratically elected positions in the world.
French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen (L) faces off against Emmanuel Macron. Voters go to the polls on Sunday to determine who will hold one of the most powerful democratically elected positions in the world.
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French voters will head to the polls on Sunday to choose their next president from two highly unorthodox candidates. Neither the centrist Emmanuel Macron nor the far-right Marine Le Pen belong to the country's major parties, which failed to make it to the final run-off round. The unprecedented flop of...

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