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Macron: message of hope, product of despair

The new face of French politics is a symptom of France's problems, not a solution to them

By Chris Bickerton  
Centrist candidate in the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, celebrates his win in front of a crowd of supporters in Paris

Centrist candidate in the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, celebrates his win in front of a crowd of supporters in Paris

Having fought a campaign around the theme of overturning the political establishment and pitching himself as the leader of an insurgent citizen-led movement, that very same establishment greeted Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential election with a huge sigh of…

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