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The Political scene:The winners and losers of 2017 - by Ryan Heath

Macron-mania swept Europe’s political elite in 2017, and French voters went along for the ride. The first sign that Emmanuel Macron could ignite a new post-partisan enthusiasm in French voters: he packed out rallies just as President Trump did. Macron took his promise to build an electoral movement from the ground up all the way to the Elysée Palace, all before he turned 40. Helped by the flaws of his predecessor François Hollande and the scandals of his challengers Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, Macron also took control of the French National Assembly and assumed the lead role on reform of the European Union.

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