Presidential elections in France: What the finalists say

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, the final elections for the presidency will take place in France. The two final candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have very different opinions. On the one hand, the right-wing populism of the Front National stands for a “patriotic environmental policy” that focuses on France’s energy independence at the cost of public health and that should protect nuclear security. On the other hand, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron represents the majority view in the EU: a progressive energy transition with air quality at the center of it.