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Does the left in France have a chance?
Staying true to the trend of chaos currently sweeping the political world, the lead-up to the presidential election in France has been anything but ordinary. First and foremost, it has been known since last year that the nationalist, Marine Le Pen of le Front National was going to inevitably make it to the second round of France’s two-round voting system this May. While this isn’t unprecedented, as her father and former party leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was only narrowly beaten by centre-right Jacques Chirac in 2002, it has certainly set the stage for what proves to be an interesting spring in France.