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?
Today politicians have many new ways to engage with their voters. As we have already seen, Twitter has taken its place as one of the most significant tools in political communication. Newly elected US president Donald Trump is perhaps the most well-known representative of modern-day Twitter politics.