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Everything You Need to Know About France’s Elections

Why they take two months, and why the president has less power than you think.
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New Poll Shows Macron Overtakes Le Pen in French Election

Voters in many countries choose their national leaders by going to the polls once. In France’s most consequential election in decades, citizens will have to cast their ballot four times.

It’s not just the two-round presidential election concluding in May that will determine the country’s direction. A new legislature will also be chosen over another two rounds of voting in June. Only then will a clear picture emerge of where France is heading.