Yascha Mounkwas quoted in a Foreign Policyarticle about how the challenges to French democracy extend beyond this year's presidential election:
What we saw in this election, said Yascha Mounk, an expert on liberal democracy and populism, was “a radically transformed political landscape. [Le Pen] has more than doubled her party’s vote over the course of 15 years.” In 2002, when her father, Jean Marie Le Pen, faced Jacques Chirac, he got just 18 percent of the vote. “Imagine how she’ll do five years from now.”
“The trend line is incredibly scary,” Mounk said.