Le Pen Closes in on Macron Ahead of Vote

David Vives
By David Vives
April 8, 2022France

The first round of the French presidential election will be held on April 10.

President Emmanuel Macron, who was once seen to beat all his challengers in his reelection bid, has lost ground to Marine Le Pen. Some observers say the French president is paying the price for various public scandals, including his ties to U.S. consultancy McKinsey.

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