It is so rare that the election of a political leader in one country should have consequences that change another. But what we have seen with Donald Trump’s victory is a shockwave which has awoken a sleeping giant of conservativism. And along with it, a resurgence of sovereign traditions. Feeding off of a Trump victory, surging French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has erased a double-digit lead from embattled establishment conservative François Fillon and three other liberal candidates. She is now on top of the polls and with her conservative popularity growing, could be a significant change for France. But don’t expect it to stop here. Its effect will be felt across Europe and possibly the world?
France’s election will be felt across Europe and possibly the world?