Vox: France’s best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former banker

In an interview for Vox, our deputy director Martin Michelot commented on the chances of Emmanuel Macron against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the upcoming presidential elections.

In an interview for Vox, our deputy director Martin Michelot commented on the chances of Emmanuel Macron against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the upcoming presidential elections.

He worked as an investment banker, which makes him hated, openly, by a part of the population who like nothing more than to criticize banks. But it is a funny argument, because people say, ‘He is a banker, he has no political experience, he’s never been elected.’ But at same time, [they] criticize people like [Francois] Fillon or Marine Le Pen who have been elected or been in politics their whole life.

Macron is a superstar in London, Berlin, Montreal — basically all the cities that French entrepreneurs have emigrated to to pursue business opportunities, especially in the startup world.

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#France #presidential elections #Marine Le Pen #Emmanuel Macron

Martin Michelot
Senior Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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