France votes: Macron’s frontrunner status conceals deep rifts in society
It might be a closer presidential race than many people think. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has given Emmanuel Macron a boost in the national polls; however, if he fails to acknowledge France's core issues, his rivals on the far right and left will remain popular. Victor Mallet gets a realistic picture of the country's mood and critical issues at play, as the election content looms closer.
From Financial Times