Thursday, May 11, 2017

The stark realities of Macron's French Revolution

By Vernon Roken

The adjective that was most used by the English-language press to describe Sunday's runoff election in France was "stark."  In most cases it modified the noun "choice."  After the April 23 primary results matched Emmanuel Macron against Marine Le Pen, The Wall Street Journal headlined: "France's Stark Choice." Following the fiery debate between the two candidates at the beginning of the month, the New York Times proclaimed: "In France, a Stark Debate and a Stark Choice.".........The state of emergency declared after the November 2015 terrorist attacks are due to expire after the elections.  Macron has stated that France will continue to accept refuges and seek more multicultural integration........Read more

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