Convincing Victory Disguises Challenges for France’s Macron

France’s runoff election was marked by a record level of abstention, and many cast a ballot only to keep the far right from power — a testament to a growing disillusionment.

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Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Pivotal French Election Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

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Macron and Le Pen Trade Punches in Tough but Inconclusive Debate

He attacked the far-right leader as a Putin stooge. She hit back at him as the president of division and contempt.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Playing a Dangerous Game

How Emmanuel Macron absorbed the poltical views of his opponents

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For Macron, France’s Troubled Industries Hit Home

President Emmanuel Macron vowed an economic revival, but as he seeks re-election, a Potemkin factory in the town where he was raised shows just how hard that can be.

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Emmanuel Macron Goes Low-Key, Finally Declaring Bid for Re-election

With a war raging in Europe, the incumbent French president leads in polls and is betting that the French won’t want to change horses in the midst of the Ukraine conflict.

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How Macron Stands as France’s Presidential Election Looms

The president, not even a formal candidate yet, seems to benefit from standing above the anti-immigrant fray.

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There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers

Populist nationalism may emphasize the importance of borders but it still transcends them.

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In France, the People COP26 Forgot Seethe Over Rising Energy Prices

In one area of France, worries about rising energy prices trump anxiety about rising temperatures, raising fears of a resurgence of the Yellow Vest social uprising.

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Europe Fears That Rising Cost of Climate Action Is Stirring Anger

Memories of the Yellow Vest movement are prompting officials to ensure that spiking energy prices don’t fuel inequality or populist discontent.

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France’s Proposed Climate Law Is Stirring Divisions

Emmanuel Macron’s credentials as a leader on climate issues are being tested as business and environmental groups spar over changes to the French way of life.

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The Embers of a Long-Smoldering Revolution Are Stoked in France

The 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871 has struck a chord, reviving calls for better political representation and highlighting economic inequalities.

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Macron Closes ENA, in Bid to Diversify France’s Public Service

The institution had become a symbol of privilege in a society where social mobility has broken down.

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Eyeing Re-Election, Macron Walks a Tightrope Above Swirling Crises in France

The French president wants to change Europe, redefine his country and win re-election. But first he needs to overcome the biggest economic and social crisis since World War II.

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Macron, Once a Darling of Liberals, Shows a New Face as Elections Near

A centrist straddling France’s traditional political divide, President Emmanuel Macron now chases voters on the right and has alienated some supporters and members of his own party.

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French Police Push Back Against Proposed Reforms

Government support for banning the chokehold and disciplining officers suspected of racism have drawn angry pushback, placing President Emmanuel Macron in a bind.

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