By Silvia Amaro
June 28, 2021
There’s a new face in French politics who could pose a serious challenge to President Emmanuel Macron and his re-election ambitions.
Xavier Bertrand, a politician from the center-right Les Republicains party, won Sunday’s regional vote with around 52% of support in the northern region of Hauts-de-France. He beat the candidate from the far right, who got around 26% of the votes, according to exit polls published by France’s interior ministry.