The first round of regional elections in France has yielded startling results, with both the far-right under Marine Le Pen and the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron seeing significant setbacks nationwide as traditional left- and right-wing parties surge forward. In our latest podcast, Liana Semchuk, Lead Europe-Eurasia Analyst, is joined by Louis Cox-Brusseau, Europe Analyst, and Alex Lord, Europe-Eurasia Analyst. Together they assess the preliminary results of the French regional elections, ahead of an electoral runoff next week which is likely to prefigure a close race in the French presidential elections in 2022.

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