It’s hard to act with integrity without being a champion of transparency. For politicians, that means being open and accountable with the people you have been elected to govern, so that trust in your administration is earned and deserved — not assumed and unwarranted.
Here’s how the French presidential election is going to work. Sunday’s vote will pick the leading two candidates, who will then have another two weeks to campaign for the runoff vote. But the leading four candidates are now bunched together so closely in the polls that any two of them could make it through to the second round. Including a couple of quite worrisome people.