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What Would a Le Pen Presidency Mean for France, Europe, and NATO?
The Big Question is a new feature in which Project Syndicate commentators provide compelling answers to a timely question.
Although French President Emmanuel Macron leads his extreme right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen in the opinion polls ahead of this Sunday’s runoff, cost-of-living concerns are featuring prominently in the campaign and millions of voters remain undecided. Against the backdrop of Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine, could Le Pen yet cause a political earthquake that would arguably surpass Brexit and Donald Trump’s election in its impact on the West?