Tag: Emmanuel Macron

Et Après? France Has Spoken, What’s Next?

The centre has prevailed in France, having just elected moderate and pro-EU centrist, Emmanuel Macron, as president on May 7, 2017. In the second round of France’s presidential elections, Macron widely beat leader of the National Front (FN), Marine Le…

Res Publica: An Introduction to Post-Election French Politics

Welcome to Res Publica. Res Publica is a McGill International Review (MIR) blog devoted to the analysis of French politics. In the coming months, it will more specifically examine the post-election politics of France. Articles will be published both in English…

Macron’s Victory Won’t Thwart Populism

At a quiet dinner hosted by former presidential aide Jacques Attali in 2008, then Socialist Party First Secretary François Hollande asked a young investment banker if he had any aspirations for political office in the future. The investment banker was…

Macron, Colonisation et Confusion

Emmanuel Macron, candidat centriste à l’élection présidentielle française, était en voyage à Alger ces 13 et 14 février. Il y a alors déclaré: «la colonisation est un crime contre l’humanité», dont la France est responsable, divisant l’opinion des Français: les uns…

The Scattered French Left

“Today, I am conscious of the risks that would arise from an approach, such as mine, that would not gather up to a great extent.” This is how François Hollande announced that he would not run for a second five-year…