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As elections show, in Northern Ireland as in France, plus ça change

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Emmanuel Macron. Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

Emmanuel Macron. Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

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Vladimir Putin. Credit: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool

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Emmanuel Macron. Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

The week began with the election results. Not ours obviously — but results from the French presidential election where Emmanuel Macron was facing down Marine Le Pen. Macron scraped home but was surely rattled by the strong showing from Le Pen.

More wounding still, will have been voters saying they’d voted for him, not because they wanted him in, but because they wanted to keep her out.


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