In April, the French President Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to win his second term in office. In the wake of Brexit and global authoritarian movements, the international community implored French voters to support Macron. In your essay, analyze how national elections are connected to global geopolitics. Be sure to use three themes from the course in your response (nationalism, imperialism, capitalism, etc.)

You may want to consider the following:

 What makes this election so important? 

What do the two candidates (Macron and Le Pen) represent for Europe and the rest of the world?