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4/1/17

France- danger looms with LePen - Is Emmanuel Macron the new Napoleon Bonaparte of France? - "lets hope so" - by Dominique Moisi

Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could make or break the European Union.

A victory for the pro-EU independent centrist Emmanuel Macron could be a positive turning point, with France rejecting populism and deepening its connections with Germany. If, however, French voters hand the presidency to the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen – who was, tellingly, just warmly received by Vladimir Putin in Moscow – the long European project will be finished.

Clearly, this is no ordinary French election. With the EU’s survival on the line, the stakes are higher than in any election in the history of the Fifth Republic. So, does France’s nationalist, xenophobic right have a real chance of coming to power?
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