France’s centre-right offers no serious opposition to Emmanuel Macron

Published: 12/10/2017
France’s centre-right offers no serious opposition to Emmanuel Macron
Source: WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

A YEAR ago Les Républicain s (LR), the centre-right party in France, looked set to win presidential and parliamentary elections. Today, after many humiliations, they are licking their partly self-inflicted wounds. After François Fillon, an unpopular former prime minister, unexpectedly became its front man thanks to a new primary system, the party doggedly stuck with its failing candidate, long aft

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