Feature - Macron at Whirlpool factory
On April 26th, Emmanuel Macron visited a Whirlpool factory in the north of France, hoping to appeal to blue collar voters before facing Marine Le Pen in the May 7th runoff election. The factory, located in Macron’s hometown of Amiens and slated to move to Poland, is seen as a symbol of the struggle to preserve French jobs in the face of globalization.
While Macron met privately with workers union representatives, Marine Le Pen upstaged her rival by making a short appearance on the picket lines with the factory workers, offering her support and posing for photos. After his meeting, Macron responded...