A little over two years ago, the refugee crisis broke out in Europe. Panic gripped European leaders as thousands of people arrived at their borders, fleeing war and persecution. It was the highest number of forcibly displaced persons the world had encountered since the aftermath of World War 2.
This race to the Elysée is like no other before. France’s democracy and values are being tested by a poisonous political discourse, corruption scandals and personal attacks. These tensions make the French electorate, robbed of the standard left-right political compass, an unpredictable voting body. How will people respond?