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April 11, 2022

The French are miserable. Normally this means defeat for sitting presidents, but Macron is still just about leading in the polls. So what's going on?

00:00 - The French are fed up
01:03 - Has Macron boosted France’s economy?
02:02 - Why are the French so discontent?
02:57 - Why do voters lack confidence in Macron?
03:52 - A deeply divided France
05:32 - Why voters are flocking to political extremes
07:34 - France’s fragmented politics

View all of The Economist’s French election coverage:

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Watch the film about predicting the French election:

View The Economist’s interactive French presidential election model:

France looks likely to re-elect Emmanuel Macron:

Why France’s president presents a cautionary tale for centrists everywhere:

Why Emmanuel Macron’s election lead is tightening:

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is strengthening Macron’s campaign:

France’s fragmented political society:

Marine Le Pen’s fight for the run-off:

Read the profile of France’s president who is respected but unloved:

Money matters take centre-stage in France’s election:

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