The current president, Emmanuel Macron, is deeply unpopular with many accusing him to be a president of the rich by giving them tax incentives. The way the government reacted when the gillets jaunes appeared on the streets after a fuel tax hike, has been heavily criticised.
The French socialist party, le parti socialiste, has effectively been whiped out after decades of political prominence. Many of its former voters went to vote for either the far left Melenchon or the far right Marine le Pen. The current political lanscape, with little center left will have major implications for the Assemblee Nationale, the French parliament. It will face many difficulties to be able to steer legislation through such a divided political arena.