France

Cautious optimism

Print edition : June 09, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and outgoing President Francois Hollande after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 14. Photo: Christian Hartmann/REUTERS

Marine Le Pen on May 7 after the second round of the election. Photo: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

Protesters holding a banner that reads “Neither Le Pen nor Macron, we deserve better” during a demonstration on April 27 after the results of the first round, in Rennes, western France. Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the La France Insoumise movement. Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP

Emmanuel Macron had a clear victory in the presidential election, but the National Assembly elections to be held in June will be the real indicator of the future direction of French politics.
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