10 0

A presidential election with a far-left candidate who wants to tax the rich, and a populist candidate promising to close the nation’s borders. Signs of meddling by the Russian government. We’re talking, of course, about this weekend’s elections in France. On today’s episode:. • Adam Nossiter, a New York Times reporter based in Paris, gives the view from a city on the verge of a hotly contested presidential election. • We call up Andrew Higgins, a Times reporter in Russia, who has been paying attention to Russia paying attention to the French election. Continue reading the main story. Background reading:. • Why the French presidential vote matters . • Seven of the best New York Times articles on the French election. Full story

21 April