French Presidential Elections 2017: ‘A New Form of Politics?’

Christopher Hanley (Group Leader at Kantar Public Brussels)
James F. Downes (Visiting Scholar, European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong)


With just a few days to go until one of the most important elections to take place in 2017, this article explores the political landscape in France, aims to shed light on where the 11 candidates stand in the polls and discuss the likely outcome. The article then discusses implications that this will likely have for the country.