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Emmanuel Macron: Triumph of the liberal

The French president-elect will lead a deeply divided country—can he charm the people who didn't vote for him?

A picture taken in Paris, on May 5, 2017, shows vandalised campaign posters of French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

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Emmanuel Macron is the new president of France. After five disappointing years, François Hollande has left the Elysée Palace. And Le cher et vieux pays, the “dear old country” celebrated by Charles de Gaulle—who was 68 when he founded the Fifth Republic in 1958—has fallen into the arms of a 39-year-old…

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