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6 Ways Emmanuel Macron Rewrote The Script Of European Politics


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6 Ways Emmanuel Macron Rewrote The Script Of European Politics

Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP / Getty Images Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin An independent centrist forms a new party, runs on a pro-EU platform, and a year later goes on to win the French presidency. Just a few months ago it would have sounded like the beginning of a joke. But Emmanuel Macron understood better than most how politics works in 2017. From the European Union, to immigration and fighting fake news – where many would have tried to change the subject – he turned convention on its head. At 39, he is France’s youngest ever president. His victory, like most election wins, had elements of luck: