Why Macron’s France will be the most powerful since World War II

France and its new President, Emmanuel Macron, have inherited a good chunk of the reliance of their numerous allies to maintain global peace and security. It probably wasn’t what the newcomer head of government was looking to win when he ran as an outside chance, almost a protest candidate, in France’s presidential race, but in 2016, the shift began with a series of political upsets, unpredictable elections, and destabilising forces, to what has now emerged as a new era for France on the world stage.

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The Macron Supremacy

The French have been going to the polls once again (as if our nerves aren’t sufficiently shattered from the last round), this time the parliamentary election was up. If you’re not familiar with the French electoral process: the voters first elect a president, usually over two rounds of voting. This president becomes the head of…

France brings in new President, and a new turn to Europe

On France’s Election Sunday, Europe’s EU enthusiasts took a sigh of relief, and just in time for the EU’s celebration of Europe Day, on May 09. Emmanuel Macron of the recently formed En Marche! gathered an impressive 66% of the votes, compared to Front National Marine Le Pen’s 34%, the second round of the French…