Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on Sunday was a victory for moderation over extremism. But despite the collective sigh of relief from the EU and many in the West, Macron’s work is just beginning and the road ahead is filled with obstacles. “Many of our compatriots voted for me […]
Emmanuel Macron’s fleeting win
In France’s presidential runoff vote on Sunday, incumbent Emmanuel Macron defeated nationalist contender Marine Le Pen. This makes the center-left Macron the first president since 2002 to get a second term, though he is also one of the least popular politicians in French history. Compared to 2017, Macron dropped by more than seven percentage points […]
Election présidentielle: un malaise pour les Européens
Pour l’Europe, l’élection présidentielle en France tombe très mal. En effet, après la fin du règne d’Angela Merkel, les candidats au leadership de l’Union ne sont pas légion. Une victoire de Marine Le Pen rebattrait complètement les cartes à ce niveau. L’Europe suit toujours assez nerveusement les événements de la politique française, car ils sont […]
Can Emmanuel Macron Win His Rematch With Marine LePen?
On Sunday, French voters headed to the polls to vote in the first round of the presidential election. Incumbent Emmanuel Macron won 27 percent of the vote and his arch-rival Marine Le Pen 23 percent, setting up a repeat of the 2017 election for the second round, scheduled for April 24. Continue reading at The Dispatch […]
Is France set for a second Le Pen-Macron showdown?
The first round of voting in the French presidential election will happen Sunday — and despite expectations of the last few years, the run-up appears increasingly anti-climactic. But not all is said and done in the campaign. Continue reading on The Spectator Pictures are Creative Commons
Marine Le Pen can win in 2022 by doing nothing
A couple months ago, when he was still the rising star of a new generation of EU enthusiasts, France’s “centrist” president Emmanuel Macron was expected to turn European politics around. Back then, the only people pointing out the potential negative consequences of his administration were libertarians, of which there aren’t many in France, and conservatives, […]