France’s president has brought an unprecedented freshness to the national assembly. His next challenge is to convert his majority into real change

In preparation for his presidential bid, Emmanuel Macron, like all candidates, wrote a book outlining his vision for France. He called it Revolution. That a young, little-known centrist who only served a brief stint as minister for the economy under François Hollande and who has no formal backing from any of the main political parties should be elected president with more than 60% of the vote in the second round is indeed a political revolution within the history of the Fifth Republic.

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