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The far-right in France and the 2022 elections

Wednesday 11 May 18:00-20:00



In the second round of the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen received over 41% of the vote, a historic score for a candidate/party of the far-right. Despite losing the runoff against incumbent Emmanuel Macron, she declared this result as une éclatante victoire. In addition to the progress of Le Pen and the Rassemblement National (RN) party, we have also seen the emergence of Éric Zemmour and the creation of his Reconquête party. The far-right has never been so powerful in France and this echoes trends seen across the whole of Europe over the last decade. In this event, three experts will discuss what this means for French politics, digest the results of the Presidential election and also look forward to the legislative elections that will take place in June.

Panellists: Emile Chabal (University of Edinburgh), Marta Lorimer (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Timothy Peace (University of Glasgow)

This event has been made possible thanks to an Arts and Humanities Research Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. It is organised by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the Franco-Scottish Society, Edinburgh branch.


Talk: The far-right in France and the 2022 elections

with Emile Chabal (University of Edinburgh), Marta Lorimer (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Timothy Peace (University of Glasgow)

Wednesday 11 May 2022 | 18:00


Event held in English

Free event


On-site at the French Institute in Scotland

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