Trump Victory Bolsters European Populists
Is France the next domino to fall? After populist victories in the U.K. and U.S., many are wondering if France, the next major Western democracy to have a presidential election, will elect ultra-right-wing populist leader Marine Le Pen. While many think Donald Trump’s win is a good sign for Le Pen, who’s expected to reach the run-off round of voting, others say France’s main parties will unite to defeat her in April. Meanwhile, German conservatives up for re-election in October are nervously eyeing anti-immigration populist party AfD.