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What Macron's Poor Performance in Regional Elections Means for France

MIN READJun 21, 2021 | 15:19 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron leaves the polling booth after voting June 20, 2021, in Le Touquet, France.

(CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Weak performances by French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist and Marine Le Pen's right-wing parties in the first round of regional elections in France suggest that new candidates could become central players in the presidential election in 2022. This could push Macron to avoid any unpopular economic reforms that could damage his reelection chances....

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