Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

An Absolute Majority in the Service of the King

Macron had already announced during the campaign that if elected he would govern by decree – meaning to govern without the approval of Parliament – a practice allowed under the French Constitution, but unpopular to public opinion. Given his absolute … Continue reading

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Did Nominating Little Ben “Sanders” Mortally Wound the French Socialist Party?

Benoit Hamon, the man opponents deride as “Little Ben,” rolled up 58 per cent of the vote in the PS (Socialist Party) over former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. For now, “Little Ben” has become France’s “Little Bernie Sanders.” What it … Continue reading

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