Comment: Populism in France has not been defeated by Macron’s re-election
The undeniable story of this campaign has been the continued rise of extreme politics
As European leaders breathed a sigh of relief following the re-election of Emmanuel Macron as French President yesterday, Macron himself addressed the stark divisions in French society exposed by the campaign.
"Many in this country voted for me not because they support my ideas but to keep out those of the far-right. I want to thank them and know I owe them a debt in the years to come," Macron told supporters during his victory ...