Concordia University

French Presidential Election

Ask our Experts
Posted on April 20, 2017

The first round of voting for the French Presidential election is set for Sunday, April 23. Experts from Concordia are available to comment on the rise of populism in France and the place the country occupies in an increasingly divided Europe.

Antoine Rayroux, professor in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, says that “French presidential elections have never looked this uncertain. Less than one week before the vote, four candidates can make it to the second round and one third of the electorate says it has not made a definitive choice yet. 

“The rise of populism in France, led by the Front National will have a major impact on the presidential election” says Chedly Belkhodja, principal of Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs.

Antoine Rayroux, professor, Department of Political Science
Office: 514.848.2424, ext. 2179
Cell: 514-589-8578
Interviews in French and English

Chedly Belkhodja, principal and professor, School of Community and Public Affairs
514.848.2424, ext. 2576
Interviews in French and English

Back to top

© Concordia University