CapX Live - Aux Urnes, Citoyens! How will French presidential election unfold?

14/04/2022 - 14/04/2022

It’s Macron vs Le Pen, again, as the French public head into the second round of the country’s presidential elections.

Is it a shoo-in for the incumbent, or does the Rassemblement National have a serious chance of seizing power? And what will the key battles be ahead of the vote on April 24?

For our latest CapX Live we’re bringing together experts on French politics to run the rule over the election, what it means for the state of French politics and the future of Europe.


Thursday 14th April
16.30 – 17.30

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Georgina Wright is Senior Fellow and Director of Institut Montaigne’s Europe Program. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, associate of the Institute for Government in London and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Britain and Europe at the University of Surrey. Before joining Institut Montaigne, she was senior researcher at the Institute for Government (2019-2020) and research associate at Chatham House (2014-2018). She has also worked for the European Commission and NATO in Brussels.

Gavin Mortimer is a British author who has lived in Paris for 12 years. He writes about French politics, terrorism and sport for The Spectator. He is a best-selling writer, historian and TV consultant whose critically acclaimed books on military history have been published in Britain and the USA. He is currently researching a groundbreaking biography of SAS founder David Stirling, which will be published by Constable in April 2022.