- Dr. Timo Lochocki, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Martin Quencez, Fellow and Program Officer at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Paris office)
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Join us for a YTN roundtable with Dr. Timo Lochocki. This private discussion will gather YTN members to debate about European politics and the rise of populism at the eve of the French Presidential election.
Defying the odds, vocal populists have won the two major popular votes in the western world in 2016. The success of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump raised an obvious question around Europe: could it happen elsewhere? Although the Dutch electors denied the bid by the populist candidate Geert Wilders in Netherlands, this may not be the case for France. Marine Le Pen is on course to be the next president and her victory might have implications for the whole European continent. However, the French two-round electoral system could be the answer to preventing another populist politician leading one of the biggest economies in the world. Would this be enough? Is there a particular relation between the rise of populism and the electoral systems in Europe?