Fractured Election Could Leave France With Ineffective Government: Think Tank President

Prisca Thevenot, the spokeswoman for the French government and a candidate in the snap legislative election, was attacked while campaigning with her team in the Paris suburbs on Wednesday evening.

According to Henry de Lesquen, president of a political think tank, the parliamentary election campaign has been highly polarizing, which has contributed to rising tensions and violence. He’s concerned that the current political climate could lead to a fractured, ineffective government with constant non-confidence votes.