Emmanuel Macron's win in France shows Europe's populism is down, not out


    
b_179_129_16777215_00_images_FRA171717aa001.jpegPARIS — Centrist Emmanuel Macron's landslide win in France's presidential election is a fresh sign European voters are turning their backs on the political populism exemplified by Britain's Brexit and Donald Trump's election, but the specter of far-right Marine Le Pen will continue to haunt a divided Europe, experts say.

Macron swamped Le Pen Sunday, 66% to 34%. The margin, wider than polls had projected, is a remarkable achievement for a politician who has never held elected office and whose En Marche! (On the Move) party was formed only a year ago with the aim of ending decades of dominance by France's mainstream parties on the left and right.
    

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