Bonjour, Extempers! Episode 33 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is here to consider some French politics! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, YuYu and Spencer explore the French Presidential Election.
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33 | France's Presidential Election
-----Description of Podcast-----
In late April 2022, France held a presidential rematch between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. The difference between the results of 2017 and 2022 was only seven percent, which indicates a potential rise of populism and nationalism in France. While the polarization in France is real, YuYu and Spencer work to answer an imperative question: Has polarization benefited Macron?
-----Sources from this Video-----
France 24 - With traditional parties on the wane, French political landscape has become a ‘three-way split’ - https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220411-with-traditional-parties-on-the-wane-french-political-landscape-has-become-a-three-way-split
IAI News - How Macron polarized politics, and won - https://iai.tv/articles/how-macron-polarized-politics-and-won-auid-2114
BBC News - France election: Macron faces immediate challenges to power after victory - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61214460
BBC News - French election result: Macron defeats Le Pen and vows to unite divided France - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61209058
NPR - Why France's presidential election matters far beyond its borders - https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094248885/why-frances-presidential-election-matters-far-beyond-its-borders
CNN - France's presidential election race is tighter than expected. Here's what you need to know - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/05/europe/france-presidential-election-explainer-intl/index.html
Project Syndicate - France’s Presidential Election Matters for Us All - https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/french-presidential-election-crucial-test-for-democracy-by-chris-patten-2022-04
CNN - Emmanuel Macron wins France’s presidential election - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/24/europe/french-election-results-macron-le-pen-intl/index.html
The Populist Explosion by Jon Judis
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