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LUISS Open: Macron's victory brings new hope across Europe

An article by Daniel Gros for the University research magazine

Daniel Gros LUISS Open

The resounding victory of the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron, who will become the next French president, has shown that populism can be defeated; not by trying to appease xenophobic voters, but by offering an alternative based on openness and European integration. This was also confirmed by regional elections in Germany, which delivered another victory to the CDU party of Angela Merkel and only a modest score of 6% to the German radical right, AfD.

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