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When France Sends a Warning Sign

Among the many topics on which Winston Churchill was a known expert were France, elections and near-misses. So after Emmanuel Macron’s barely successful re-election campaign this past weekend, Churchill is a logical source to consult for guidance on how to interpret the election results.

French election: Historic win but Macron has polarised France

By straddling the centre, he destroyed the old pairing of conservatives and social democrats, and using the powers implicit in De Gaulle’s Fifth Republic, he installed a highly personalised and highly concentrated system of government from the Elysée.