'Marine Le Pen has a better chance in France than you think'

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Sudhir Hazareesingh has written an article for the Financial Times, in which he discusses Marine Le Pen's prospects of winning the French presidential election.

Sudhir argues that 'Until now, the prevailing view has been that it is inconceivable that France could elect a National Front president. Yet we have heard that before, closer to home. If French political elites do not get their act together soon, a Poujadiste “Frexiter” and admirer of Mr Trump could well find herself in the Elysée Palace in May.'

The full article is available (behind a paywall) at

Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh is CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Balliol College