With the election over, I’ve wrapped up my reporting here in Paris — and before I go into full vacation mode, I wanted to do a quick post with the results of some of my final France reporting.
On election night, I spoke with more than a dozen young voters at Macron’s victory party about their reasons for voting the way they did, the most important issues facing France and what role they think young voters played in Macron’s victory. That piece ran here, for the GroundTruth Project.
After the campaign ended, I looked in a piece for The Atlantic at how French pollsters fared in 2017 — and came to the conclusion that overall, they fared better than their American and British counterpoints in this crazy political climate (though we’ll have to see whether that holds for France’s legislative elections in June, when Macron’s En Marche! party will face its next big test).
Next up: a bit of traveling around this gorgeous country I’ve been living in. I’ll spend some time in Alsace, explore Burgundy with a friend and maybe take a few other quick trips in my remaining two weeks here. (Don’t worry, I’ll be back with more campaign reporting later this summer and this fall!)