David A. Andelman, a contributor to CNN, twice winner of the Deadline Club Award, is a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, author of “A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen” and host of its Evergreen podcast. He formerly was a correspondent for The New York Times and CBS News in Europe and Asia. The views expressed in this commentary belong solely to the author. View more opinion at CNN.
Paris (CNN)As France gears up for a presidential campaign amid a savage fifth coronavirus wave sweeping the country, for the first time in the nation’s history, female candidates occupy three of the principal axes of the political spectrum and may hold the key to the nation’s future.
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