Six questions about the French elections
French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen speaks during a public rally on February 24, 2017 in Pierrelatte (AFP Photo/JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK)

By Joshua Cole, Professor of History, University of Michigan. As France goes to the polls to elect a new president, observers are wondering if the vote will follow a populist trend that led to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Here are a few important things to know about the upcoming vote, as explained by…