France’s regional elections, a bellwether for the 2022 presidential race?

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “France’s regional elections, a bellwether for the 2022 presidential race?” – below is their description.

    In this week’s French Connections, we focus on the upcoming #regional #elections in #France. Traditionally, these polls are not as followed as closely as the presidential or municipal elections, including by French people. So what’s the purpose of them and what power do French regions have? Turnout during regional elections is often low, but this year they’re getting a lot of attention because of their timing – one year before the next French presidential race. We take a closer look at what’s at stake.

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