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With Macron, Europe Takes a Breather From Populism

May 7, 2017 | 20:28 GMT
Supporters cheer outside at The Louvre in Paris on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, beating nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. His victory means that the eurozone will live to fight another day.
Supporters cheer outside at The Louvre in Paris on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, beating nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. His victory means that the eurozone will live to fight another day.
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Winning the French presidential election is only the beginning for Emmanuel Macron, who still has to manage legislative elections and push a reform agenda that is unpalatable to some. Still, the prospects for further Franco-German cooperation are much better under a Macron presidency than they would have been under a Le Pen presidency....

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