MAPS IN THE NEWS:
This pair of maps, from The Economist (UK), shows France's unemployment rate (the darker the red, the higher the unemployment rate) and support for Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party in the last election (the darker the blue, the greater the support). cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/20170304_WOC022.png
The next round of France's national election, expected to be the most momentous in decades, begins in six weeks. For an explanation of the French voting process and position of president, Bloomberg offers a helpful guide: www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-12/french-election-guide-2017-how-do-voters-choose-a-president
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