Macron holds forces of Trump and Le Pen at bay – now he must deliver

Macron holds forces of Trump and Le Pen at bay – now he must deliverWith a stunning election victory snatched out of nowhere, Emmanuel Macron, the plausible parvenu, has suddenly patented a new model for inclusive democratic politics in Europe, and repulsed – for now at least – the forces of reaction and isolation typified by Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen. For months, establishment politicians have skulked in Europe’s corridors of power, listening to a growing populist clamour from without. In France, as in the US and Britain last year, the simmering anger of the mainstream’s left-behind, the economically dispossessed and the socially excluded could no longer be contained.



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