Three political trends can be identified exemplarily in the current French election campaign, which point beyond the country itself and could also play a stronger role in other European elections: 1. A society polarizing in parts towards the radical left and right 2. Populists as social media campaigners 3. A new force in the political centre with chances of winning the election. In this policy brief, Paul-Jasper Dittrich takes a brief analytical look at these three trends.
Paul-Jasper Dittrich is Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, he formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.