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NEW YORK – Der voraussichtliche Sieg von Emmanuel Macron bei den französischen Präsidentschaftswahlen hat einen weltweiten Seufzer der Erleichterung ausgelöst. Zumindest Europa folgt nicht jenem protektionistischen Pfad, den Präsident Donald Trump den Vereinigten Staaten aufzwingt.

Doch sollten die Globalisierungsbefürworter den Champagner im Kühlschrank lassen: Protektionisten und Befürworter einer „“illiberalen Demokratie“ sind in vielen anderen Ländern auf Erfolgskurs. Und die Tatsache, dass ein unverblümt bigotter, gewohnheitsmäßiger Lügner wie Trump in den USA derart viele Stimmen erhalten konnte und dass die rechtsextreme Marine Le Pen am 7. Mai zur Stichwahl gegen Macron antritt, sollte zu tiefer Besorgnis Anlass geben.

Manche glauben, dass Trumps Missmanagement und offensichtliche Unfähigkeit ausreichen sollten, um die Begeisterung für populistische Patentlösungen anderswo zu dämpfen. Genauso wird es den Wählern im US-Rostgürtel, die Trump unterstützt haben, in vier Jahren fast mit Sicherheit schlechter gehen, und rationale Wähler werden das mit Sicherheit verstehen.

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