The view from across the Atlantic, by Nick Ottens
Both are insecure.
Without a majority in the National Assembly, the president can still make foreign policy.
Power-sharing kept the peace for 25 years. Now it’s making it harder to govern.
It’s one of the few things politicians can do to make life cheaper.
Banning the sale of cannabis could lead to a surge in street crime.
The only thing worse than two-party polarization is permanent rule by the center.
The president’s second term could be a lot harder than his first.
Emmanuel Macron is the first French president in twenty years to win reelection.
Charles de Gaulle’s two-party system has broken down.
A spying scandal shatters what little hope Catalan nationalists had of negotiating with Madrid.
Left-wing France should give the president a second chance.
French pensions are too generous. The pension system is too expensive.
Takeaways from the first presidential voting round in France.
This presidential election will be a rematch of the last.
The electoral system, the candidates, the key issues and the most likely outcomes.