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France’s president-elect faces tough challenges

Stephen Beard May 8, 2017
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France’s president-elect faces tough challenges

Stephen Beard May 8, 2017
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Emmanuel Macron won handily in France’s presidential election at the weekend, securing two-thirds of the vote. Next month, he faces an even more daunting election challenge — winning a majority in the parliamentary elections. Without control of Parliament, he will struggle to deliver the wide-ranging economic reforms he’s promised. It won’t just be the French judging his performance; the rest of Europe will be watching Macron’s every move.

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