Tuesday, April 25, 2017


This article dives into some data with the current French election. We have been discussing this election in class and why it is so important internationally. We are seeing a rise in populism and these extreme parties are on the rise. I think it is interesting to see how just like here in America in 2016, there is this frustration among constituents that the establishment has failed them. Same thing in France right now, and it explains how the moderate left and right dominate parties failed to get out of the first round. The difference in support from 2012 and 2017 is almost like pure opposite. We see polarization looks to be on the rise not only in America but other countries as well.

Thomas Semanic

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