Macron’s re-election good sign for democracy

This election in France was a big win for anyone who cherishes alliances, who believes that Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has shown the Russian strongman to be a war criminal of the first order, who wants to see liberal democracies thrive.

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April 25, 2022 - 4:03 PM

Crisis averted.

That was doubtless the first response of many on Sunday upon learning that French President Emmanuel Macron had decisively turned back a challenge from far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Sometimes, a sigh of relief is just the ticket. And Macron’s reelection surely was a relief for most anyone and everyone.

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