France's once-dominant Socialist Party is a shadow of its former self

As a trio of right-wing candidates jockey for the chance to challenge incumbent centrist President Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming French presidential election, the country's once-dominant left is barely hanging on.

Dr. Sylvain Catherine, a French citizen and finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, tweeted Monday that "[f]or the French left, the goal is survival. Macron leads the polls followed by three right-wing candidates."

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