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Understanding the Macron phenomenon

Emmanuel Macron's new party, with a solid legislative win in France, could be revolutionary for integrating Europe.

A recent opinion survey shows that Mr Macron's supporters are closer to the left on cultural issues and closer to the right on economic issues.

`THE Macron phenomenon is essentially threefold: statistical, political and programmatic.

The statistical story is paradoxical. Media projections of the Macron phenomenon suggested an overwhelming victory for the young president. In the first round of the French presidential election on...

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