Director of publications
Teresa Ribera

Pierre Barthélemy, Marion Gourdin, Carine Antunes

Anna Kiff

may 2017N° 77

The French presidential election: towards a sustainable and multilateral world

The programmes of the two candidates running for the second round of the French presidential election present two diametrically opposed visions of France’s position in globalisation (what the country has to lose or gain in this process), of international cooperation and of the role of the European Union. In fine, French people have a choice between two radically different approaches to socioeconomic development: a national preference in Marine Le Pen’s case, versus international (and in particular European) cooperation for Emmanuel Macron. It is nevertheless worth pointing out that sustainable development received very little attention during the presidential campaign, and was notably absent from the televised debate held between the two rounds.