While the candidates of the main left and right parties have endorsed the centrist from nowhere, others have held back.
The new wave of nationalism is a reminder of the contingent, if not cyclical, nature of history. The liberal left cannot retreat to the comforts of moral outrage.
The EU referendum fallout has only served to remind us of the status quo. "Taking back control" is meaningless unless we also reshape our democracy.
The latest deadly attack in Turkey's tourist capital has left the city's normally resilient population shaken and afraid.
Those optimistically talking about a "soft Brexit" are missing the bigger picture.
The orphanage business harms children. It is time that it is recognised and understood as trafficking.
It is this year's cruellest political irony that the people who most support the populists are the least "future fit".
I didn't do it.
The German chancellor's plan for a partial ban of the full-face veil is a clearly political move, which will do more to harm those women who wear it than protect them.
The former French foreign minister has shown signs that he will play hardball in negotiations.
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