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May 4, 2017
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – The first round of the 2017 French presidential election was held April 23.

A run-off election will take place May 7 between Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of the National Front.

The following Wilfrid Laurier University experts are available to speak about the presidential election in France and its wider context in Europe:

Jörg Broschek, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert on European politics, federalism and multilevel government. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance. Contact information: 519-884-0710 ext.3995 or

Maria Gallego, associate professor in Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, is an expert on elections, the political economy, and multilateral federal negotiations such as those in the European Union. Contact information: 519-884-0710 ext. 2635 or

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications and Public Affairs



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