The Lessons of Marine Le Pen
The Rise and Shortcomings of the French election
Marine Le Pen lost her third bid for President of France, earning 41.5 percent of the vote against President Emmanuel Macron.
It was a feeling of immense defeat for the nationalist-populist right in Europe, who have yet to control a single Western European government. Le Pen was their best shot in some time, and while she made huge gains in the polls, she fell far from achieving victory.
Now let’s talk about what she did right and what she did wrong.