Author: Notis Papadopoulos

French President Emmanuel Macron’s bold decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections paid off with the defeat of National Rally leader Marine Le Pen. Despite Le Pen’s hopes of gaining an absolute majority in the snap elections, Macron’s risk forced French voters to take responsibility and participate in an unprecedented political alert. The democratic forces in France collaborated to block the far-right’s path to power in the runoff vote. Le Pen’s attempts to soften her image and make promises of a generous welfare state were not enough to sway the voters. A moderate government is set to be…

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