Dr. Perron handicapping the French Presidential election for British Express

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Dr. Louis Perron
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Michel Barnier, the Frenchman who negotiated the brexit deal for the European Union is said to consider a run for president of France next year. From a French perspective, he is definitely an accomplished statesman at the international level, but he has been away from domestic politics for some time. A year has become a lifetime in politics, so who knows what will happen. As of today, however, the most likely scenario seems to me a rerun of the last election, namely a run-off between Marine Le Pen and incumbent Emanuel Macron. Read my analysis for the British paper Daily Express here.