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再造法国人民

巴黎—“……已经完成”,这些年我听了无数音乐,这句话对我来说是巴赫的《圣约翰受难曲》中最引人入胜的几个字。

哀伤的女高音吟唱着大提琴演奏的挽歌,在歌曲和静默之间徘徊,恍然间,记忆在星期一早晨回到了我身上。这是法国议会竞选第二轮结束后的那天。当然,已经完成的,是总统马克龙在国民大会中赢得多数的计划。

但是,不管我们喜不喜欢,事情没有那么简单。另一项被完成的事情,是创纪录的弃权率:57%的法国选民唾弃了罕有又宝贵的投票权,这项由几百年前信奉自由、理性和启蒙的人们发明的特权。

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