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29 April 2022

International cover: Fractured France

Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president. Whether he can unite his divided country is another question.

By New Statesman

This week’s international cover features two pieces on the French presidential election.

Emmanuel Macron promises humility in victory.
Jeremy Cliffe on how the president’s second term will show what sort of liberal he really is.

Macron’s win can’t hide the nation’s deep divisions.
Andrew Hussey on how the battle lines between the metropolitan middle classes and those who are excluded from the benefits of his “globalised” vision remain.  

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