Donald Trump’s election has shocked the world and the aftershocks have crossed the Atlantic, landing smack in the middle of the French presidential campaign. Could a populist candidate such as far-right leader Marine Le Pen also carry the day next May, or will what happened in the US stay in the US? This question will be on French voters’ minds on Sunday as they cast their ballots in the first round of the conservative party’s primaries.

F24-20161116-The rise of populism from Stefan de Vries on Vimeo.